BMW Already Testing 1-Series Compact Models with its New Three-cylinder 1.5-liter Engines


As we were looking for pictures the other day for our story on the availability of the BMW Group's new 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo engines in the United States and Canada, we discovered images of a prototype of the 1-Series five-door hatchback fitted with this powerplant on the company's website.

To date, while BMW has set the market introduction of the 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo engine in diesel and petrol forms for 2013, it has only confirmed the i8 sports coupe and the i3 supermini gasoline-electric hybrids as the recipients of the three-cylinder units.

Nevertheless, we have heard that the new three-cylinder engines will also make their way under the hoods of several vehicles, including the next generation of MINI models, the 1-Series range –which would explain the prototype in the pictures- including the production version of the Paris Motor Show Hybrid Acitve Tourer, and possibly even the 3-Series, X1 and X3 in certain markets.

BMW has said that the gasoline version of the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine will be offered in various states of tune with outputs ranging from 120Hp to 220Hp and peak torque from 180Nm to 240 Nm.




Dustin said... »October 02, 2012

Yeah, it's been driven:

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