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No four-cylinder engines for BMW M for now

By Faiming_low on 24 Sep 2017 in New technology

Attached Image BMW M division isn’t looking to launch any high performance cars powered by a four-cylinder engine anytime soon.

According to CarAdvice, the reason is because a turbocharged small engine is unable to fulfill the shortage of torque from low engine speeds. And to counter that, BMW M chief, Frank Van Meel said that electrification is needed which in turns means adding more weight.

"I wouldn’t do a four-cylinder standalone turbocharged with high performance, because you always have the characteristic that if you want high performance you lose the low-end torque and you lose the overall drivability you want to have from the car." explained Van Meel.

“With the current generation we see ‘E’ motors that are still not strong enough for M applications, and if you look at plug-in hybrids, it will add 2-300kg - which, for a car like an M3/M4 with 1500kg - would put that completely out of balance and we couldn’t re-balance that towards a typical M philosophy", he added.


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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Ake109 Sep 28 2017 01:28 AM

Thats cos they dont want to build smaller lightweight M cars.... 

ER-3682 Sep 28 2017 07:14 AM

May change, Mercedes Benz AMG also said before their Models will not have less than 6 Cylinders,& later the A & CLA 45 are born.

SZ_ford Sep 29 2017 04:32 PM

what's M philosophy btw?

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