The new BMW quad-turbo diesel engine made its debut at the 2016 Vienna International Motor Symposium. The in-line 3.0-litre six-cylinder oil burner which employs two low-pressure and two high-pressure turbochargers is all set to replace the existing tri-turbo unit.
The motor is reported to develop 394 PS at 4,000 to 4,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 760 Nm between 2,000 and 3,000 rpm. The new engine is claimed to be 5% more fuel efficient than the outgoing unit while being significantly more powerful. The motor will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The detailed specifications of the engine are not revealed yet. Bimmerpost reports that the quad-turbo diesel engine is likely to make its debut onboard the 750d xDrive luxury sedan later this year. The motor is estimated to propel the flagship saloon from rest to ton in an impressive 4.5 seconds. Top speed will be electronically limited at 250 kmph.
The BMW quad-turbo diesel engine is expected to eventually find its way under the hoods of M Performance range of vehicles like the M50d versions of the 5 Series (when next gen model is ready), X5 and X6. With the emission standards getting stringent by the day, automakers are coming trying every trick in the book.
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Via – Bimmerpost