BMW has unveiled the next generation halo diesel engine, destined for powering their flagship 7 series with quad turbo madness.
A quad turbo diesel engine? Yes, it overthrows the current tri-turbo diesel in all its measures. It has more power, more flexibility and did I mention that extra turbo? Well now, hop on that diesel-ride before its emission and reputation catch up with it, its going to be sub 5 second ride.
Diesel maniacs like me know that this engine isn’t the first sub 5 second diesel to come from Munich, the M5550D can pull of a similar feat but this new engine can launch the flagship 7 series to a hundred in 4.5 seconds. If you’re wondering if the amount of turbos create a micro-black hole to power a fusion based engine, you should probably visit a doctor and I’m sorry to inform you that it doesn’t. Instead it relies on old fashioned exhaust powered turbos, the update includes dropping the biggest of the bunch and replacing it with two smaller ones for the earlier mentioned usability-increase.
Those turbos push the 3-liter engine to 394 PS and 760 Nm of torque. The torque being available between 2000 and 3000 rotations a minute and with the engine running idle at around 1500 rotations, you’re bound to bathe in an abundance of torque. An abundance BMW has limited as the drivetrain got smashed to bits when it ran on full power, now when can I buy this engine in a 3 series?