BMW will offer the four-cylinder engine as an option for its 3-Series Coupe model. The new engine will be offered in the 320i and will deliver around 170 hp; will have a top speed of 230 km/h (142 mph) and will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 8 seconds. It will be priced at 32.400 euro.

The same engine will also come in a diesel option in the 320d. In here the maximum power will be 177 hp and a maximum torque of 258 lbs-ft. The 320d will have a top speed of 232 km/h (144 mph) and will make the 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. It will be priced at 35.600 euro.

Source: Auto Reporter

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  (666) posted on 05.13.2010

According to the official website of BWW, The BMW 3 series offers the consumers a variety of body styles such as sedan, wagon, coupe, convertible and engine choices.

rymert19  (35) posted on 03.15.2007

I think introducing a 4 cylinder model is a great idea. Especially the diesel, which will have great mileage along with great torque.

rymert19  (9) posted on 03.15.2007

Why would BMW make a V4? The only V engines they make are the 4.0 V8 and the 5.0 V10 both of which are DOHC and in addition to being low production, they are quite expensive, and wouldn’t fit the engine bay of a smaller than 3 series BMW, like the 1 series.

As I assumed you added the V4. If you babelfish translate the source you will notice it does not mention the layout of the 4 cylinder. The new 4 cylinder will likely be a slant 4 like the old 1.8, which was essentially a 2.5 I6 with 2 cylinders cut off.

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