New Bmw M high-performance vehicles to feature turbocharged direct-injection powerplants

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Strict worldwide standards for emissions and towering production costs in Germany are the reasons for Bmw's decision to change from high-revving, naturally aspirated powerplants in its M high-performance vehicles to turbocharged direct-injection powerplants, starting sooner as 2009.

The shift, which could totally change the traits of Bmw M versions, puts question marks over the immediate prospect of the M3's 4.0-liter V8 and the M5's 5.0-liter V10. According to high-ranking Bmw sources, both powerplants provide a way for forced-induction engines in the future.

The X6 xDrive M is the first M vehicle to make the move to the new turbo engines, which will confront the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and the Porsche Cayenne GTS.

Scheduled to display next June, the X6 xDrive M will be the primary model to utilize Bmw M's new twin-turbocharged V8 engine. This engine, which is going to be available late in 2010, is also allocated for the next-generation M5. 

Patterned after the 4.4-liter 90-degree V8 engine of the typical X6 xDrive 5.0i, the latest twin-turbo motor is asserted to match the latest M5's naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V10 engine for energy at 500 hp, while providing torque level as much as 516 lb-ft.

This is sufficient to give the M-powered X6 with an acceleration rate of 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 5 seconds and a 155 mph (250 km/h) ceiling speed.

AutoWeek was informed by a senior Bmw M official: "In terms of overall performance, the new engine doesn't give anything away to the powerplant we run now, but it delivers much better consumption and lower emissions."

Topics: bmw, sports car, engine

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Usually, it is up to resourceful spy photographers to take clear pictures of vehicle prototypes, especially those that have aroused a lot of interest. The same is true for Project...
by - December 5, 2016
The much-anticipated debut of the new Wrangler will surely happen. As it approaches, we’ve gathered all the latest information released so far. Of course, most are expecting that the next...
by - December 5, 2016
Nissan has announced the pricing for its new commercial pickup line. So for those who have been waiting for Nissan’s official price list (plus a little more info), read on… ...
by - December 5, 2016
Sorry folks, the AMG-fied Mercedes-Benz X-Class will remain in the fantasy world. According to some news, the AMG big boss has finally spoken up about why an AMG X-Class is...
by - December 5, 2016
In Japan, Toyota stays in the limelight by always cooking up something new for its famous 86 sports car. A colour orange Toyota 86 performance edition is one that’s hard...
by - December 4, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries