BMW will begin to abandon the 4-cylinder diesel turbo engine in 2020December 28, 2019
The cessation of the use of the 4-cylinder diesel turbo engine will occur in stages – first it will lose the M550d, 750d and 750Ld sedans, and then the turn will go to the BMW X5, X6 and X7 M50d crossovers. The abandonment of this engine will begin in 2020.
In Europe, certain versions of the BMW 5 Series, 7 Series sedans as well as the X5, X6 and X7 crossovers are available with a 3.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine for those who crave more torque. A new report by the German publication Bimmer Today says the company intends to abandon this powerful power plant in 2020. The information is not much surprise, as earlier news indicates that BMW believes this engine is too complex and expensive to manufacture to continue to exist.
It is reported that the automaker plans to stop production of a four-cylinder turbodiesel in the summer of 2020. Sedans M550d, 750d and 750Ld are supposedly the first to lose this power plant, then the line will go to the BMW X5, X6 and X7 M50d crossovers.
Known as the in-plant index B57D30S0, a turbodiesel engine was introduced for the 2016 automaker’s automobiles. The power plant produces an impressive 394 horsepower and 760 Nm of torque. The motor belongs to the family of 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder BMW B57D30 diesel engines, which
also include single and dual turbine options.
Thanks to sufficient torque, the diesel engine can easily move larger BMW models. For example, it can accelerate the large full-size X7 crossover to a speed of 100 km / h in about 5.5 seconds, for the high-performance station wagon M550d, this figure will be only 4.4 seconds.
In the short term, BMW does not have a direct successor to the four-cylinder turbodiesel, but other versions of this power plant will remain available. There are rumors that a hybrid version of a turbocharged diesel engine may appear in the future.
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