Future 1-Series will get three-cylinder engine

Future 1-Series will get three-cylinder engine
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While Audi is chopping down its V8 and V10 engines, BMW may actually take a hatchet to a four-cylinder. In an effort to reduce emissions, the 2012 1-Series may use a turbocharged three-cylinder engine to replace the 2.0-liter unit in the international lineup. This doesn’t have an effect on North America because the 1-Series only comes in 3.0-liter form.


Source: Auto Motor Und Sport

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  (318) posted on 04.24.2009

That’s the future of supercars. F-1 technology is already making smaller displacements engines with less comsuption. The era of the V12s is closing to the same end as the manual trasmission. Electric cars have 100% torque on tap at any given rev range (lookup: tesla roadster). Slowly but surely, it’ll start sticking. I remember back as early as 10 years ago people mocked and frowned upon DSG or Tiptronic. Now, as few as 10% of cars come out as manual. I think only Porsche still have a 60-40 ratio (manual/tiptronic).

  (421) posted on 04.24.2009

This is a trend nowadays among car companies responding to their corporate social responsibility. Aside from the fact that this will reduce production cost for the company, they at the same time reduce carbon emission besides, the price may not come cheap after all.

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