Bmw M Performance announces power upgrade for 2.0-litre diesel engine

Article by Christian A., on September 18, 2012

BMW will be revealing new developments from its recently established M-Performance range, one of which is an optional power upgrade for its 2.0-litre four-cylinder common rail diesel engine. BMW will announce the complete details at the Paris Motor Show. The engine upgrade, which will be offered on the 120d, 320d and 520d, adds a bigger intercooler and remapped software together with other modifications, increasing the output of the in-demand diesel engine from a standard 181bhp and 280lb ft of torque to 197bhp and 310lb ft.

BMW hasn’t discussed yet just how much the performance gains are for the so-called BMW M Performance Power Kit. What we learned so far is that this makes sprinting from 0-62mph in certain models faster by 1.0sec. It also won’t result to an increase in combined cycle fuel consumption or CO2 emissions.

As a factory-offered option, the existing warranty terms and conditions stay valid. On the other hand, BMW aims to demonstrate a lineup of optional M Performance aerodynamic components at the Paris motor show.

Serving as the most noticeable feature of the front end of the new BMW 3-Series Sedan is the BMW’s signature kidney grille with its closely spaced, squat openings and stunning surrounds. Since the grille marks the place where the precise lines of its contoured bonnet terminate, it helps create a low-slung sporty front end for the new BMW 3-Series.

On the sides, the BMW 3-Series Sedan is marked by dynamic taut surfaces, as complemented by the stunningly attractive double swage line." This swage line is made up two character lines flowing alongside each other; the higher swage line starts from the front end and then runs over the front wheel with a subtle sweep. The lower swage line, meanwhile, starts from behind the front wheel and flows with an arching path to the rear of the BMW 3-Series Sedan. These two character lines were designed to boost the wedge shape of the BMW 3-Series Sedan while resulting to the interplay between light and shade just below the swage line.

Moreover, the new BMW 3-Series Sedan features a fresh interpretation of the signature BMW Hofmeister kink located at the base of the C-pillar. This hallmark kink flows alongside a contour line that runs from the roof of the BMW 3-Series Sedan into the boot lid. These design elements give the BMW 3-Series Sedan an impression of lightness, sportiness and elegance, as further highlighted by a slightly rising shade line on the contoured side skirt. The flank lines the new BMW 3-Series Sedan are accentuated by the large light surfaces above the side skirt.

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