BMW has the best diesel engines – says BMWOctober 8, 2018
Yes, yes, that’s exactly what the engineers of the Bavarian automobile brand BMW consider. However, they themselves call the development of brand diesel engines “pretty dramatic.” Now an increasing number of automakers have announced (or are going to announce) that they no longer intend to use diesel engines in their models.
We must say that after the so-called diesel scandal broke out around diesel cars of the German concern Volkswagen Group, they started to criticize similar engines all over the world. Recall that the scandal thundered at the end of the distant 2015.
Now, an increasing number of automakers have announced (or are going to announce) that they no longer intend to use diesel engines in their models. Instead, many companies have decided to focus on the use of gasoline power plants, as well as hybrid engines that use both the traditional gasoline engine and its electrical counterparts.
More recently, a major German automaker – the company Porsche, has decided to completely abandon the subsequent use in their models of diesel engines. However, there are such car brands that are not going to say goodbye to diesels.
It can be said that the management of the BMW brand sees things in a completely different way – they are convinced that the type of engine that is strongly criticized at present can still coexist fairly peacefully with gasoline and electrified powertrains.
Speaking to GoAuto foreign journalists at the Paris Motor Show, member of the board of directors of the Bavarian automaker Klaus Frolich announced that BMW does not intend to abandon the use of diesel engines. It is noteworthy that in the framework of his interview, Mr. Frolich called the development of such engines “quite dramatic,” adding that BMW today has “more or less better diesel engines.” He noted that the diesel power units of the company can boast the lowest levels of emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere.
But still there are problems with the use of diesel engines and the company BMW. While the usual versions of 4- and 6-cylinder diesel engines are now more or less simple and understandable, in the case of the 3.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine that is used in the “charged” M550d xDrive there are a couple of questions. Mr Fröhlich admitted that it would be difficult to tune this engine to meet more stringent emission rules.
Not so long ago, we wrote that the new flagship family of the BMW 8-Series would lose the V12, but a version with a hybrid powertrain might appear.