BMW has just revealed its new 3.0-litre quad-turbo diesel engine that will make its debut on the BMW 750d xDrive.
Announced at the 7th International Vienna Motor Symposium, the new engine is reportedly much more fuel efficient, making it more appealing.
Manufacturers are currently under a lot of pressure from authorities around the globe. Following last year’s “Dieselgate” scandal, more focus has been placed on diesel emissions, forcing carmakers to have a look at their cars and aim to improve their efficiency.
The new engine is reportedly capable of producing 394bph and 760Nm of torque, meaning it’s quite powerful, especially when compared to its predecessor.
The BMW 750d xDrive, in which the new engine will debut, is capable of reaching 155mph and going from 0 to 60mph in a mere 4.5 seconds.
Although, it’s still a diesel, the fact that it offers better fuel economy is great news. With more manufacturers turning to alternative powertrains, electric cars in particular, the automotive industry is definitely transforming.
Netherlands recently revealed plans to completely band diesel and petrol cars by 2020, opting instead to focus on electric vehicles, which are currently on the rise.
Tesla Model 3 is a great example of how popular electric cars are becoming. Before the model even entered production, around 400,000 orders for it have been placed.
Better fuel efficiency is definitely going to go down well with the public, so BMW’s move will likely pay off.
We won’t get to experience the new engine in all its glory until it appears of the BMW 750 xDrive, however the brand is already planning on including it on the new 5 Series, which is scheduled to launch in 2017.
BMW is one of many brands currently developing more fuel efficient powertrains. Volkswagen recently revealed its new engine, which not only offer power but also great fuel efficiency.
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