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:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


Mitsubishi is now officially part of the Renault-Nissan alliance after Nissan took over the Japanese car company recently. We know a lot has been happening in the car industry, but...
by - October 24, 2016
Driving the newest 2017 BMW 5-Series (G30), Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) returns to his role as “The Driver”. In this latest installment, what initially starts as a simple...
by - October 24, 2016
Many had wished that a Lamborghini Huracán Superleggera would somehow make a surprise debut at the recently held Paris Motor Show. Sadly, not a single Lamborghini appeared anywhere in sight....
by - October 24, 2016
Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing teamed up for the first time in creating what looks like one of the most ferocious beasts in history. The British car manufacturer has...
by - October 24, 2016
German premium carmaker Audi is reportedly planning to buy back around 25,000 Audi Q7 SUVs powered by its 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine in the United States. The buyback should compensate...
by - October 24, 2016