BMW considers three-cylinder engine for the 3-Series

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In an interview with WhatCar, BMW’s Head of Engine Development, Peter Nefischer has confirmed that the company is preparing a three-cylinder engine for the 3-Series sedan to be completed in the next couple of years. Currently, three-cylinder engines are only used for small cars like the Volkswagen Up! and Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost, but the new fuel emission regulation may force many automakers to adopt the same strategy.

"Downsizing will go further, with smaller, more powerful engines," he said. He states that the reason behind going smaller is that they have reached their limit in terms of technology on their standard internal combustion engines. These smaller engines would then be combined with turbochargers to give them the required power for a car as large as the 3 Series.

BMW is currently preparing a three-cylinder engine for the i8 hybrid supercar, but don’t expect to see that same engine applied to the 3-Series because the 3-Series won’t be combined with an electric motor.


Source: WhatCar

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  (501) posted on 02.21.2012

The three-cylinder engine for an i8 hybrid supercar was really amazing. They practically studied on how to conserve fuel as well as the energy. It was a great idea that others will surely follow.

  (321) posted on 02.20.2012

BMW Hybrid technology will surely be powerful with their outstanding capacity. It will also be fuel-efficient. It’s great to have this car while it lasts.

  (463) posted on 02.16.2012

I’m sure that this concept will boost more powerful engines and will go a long way. In terms of technology, the materials used are of high quality and must be standard on use.

  (365) posted on 02.15.2012

Wow! What a good start for this new year! These models are very standard in terms of technology used. I know this concept could prove more as time arises.

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