BMW, with engines well recognized for refinement (although not always reliability), has captured two spots on this year’s Wards 10 Best Engines list.
BMW Press Release follows:
09.12.2011: BMW TwinPower Turbos Take Two Spots on Ward’s 10 Best Engines List
New TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder joins repeat winner TwinPower Turbo Inline-6
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 9, 2011 BMW TwinPower Turbo technology takes two spots on Ward’s 2012 10 Best Engines Awards list.
This year, the all-new 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder (N20) joins the repeat winner 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-6 (N55).
“TwinPower Turbo technology is a perfect example of the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy,” said Ludwig Willisch – President and CEO of BMW of North America, LLC. “With the ground-breaking combination of a twin-scroll turbo, high-precision direct injection and Valvetronic, both the TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder and the TwinPower Turbo inline-6 offer the performance of much larger engines without the penalty of more fuel consumption.”
Early next year, the all-new 2012 BMW 328i Sedan will join the 2012 528i and Z4 sDrive28i as the next model to use the 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder. Based on preliminary EPA fuel efficiency estimates of 24 mpg city/36 mpg highway/28 mpg combined, the 328i with 8-speed automatic is the most fuel efficient BMW model ever sold in the US. With a 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds the 2012 328i is one full second quicker than the previous-generation 328i Sedan.
“BMW’s all-new 4-cylinder proves once and for all that we have nothing to fear with the latest downsizing trend,” says Tom Murphy, executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine. “Our editors loved it in the Z4, a sporty roadster that loses none of its zip with this spectacular turbocharged 4-cylinder But they liked it even better in a larger, more practical vehicle, the 5 Series sedan.”
The 2012 640i Coupe and Convertible are the newest models to receive the TwinPower Turbo inline-6, joining a wide range of BMW cars and Sports Activity Vehicles. With a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 5.4 seconds the 640i Coupe is as quick as the previous-generation 650i Coupe with its 4.8-liter V8. With preliminary EPA mileage estimates of 23 mpg city/33 mpg/26 combined, the 640i Coupe is nearly 45 percent more efficient than that previous 650i.
“No one does inline 6-cylinder engines like BMW, and the turbocharged N55 is the perfect combination of intoxicating power and fuel-saving efficiency,” says Drew Winter, editor-in-chief of WardsAuto World magazine. “The N55 sings like no other engine in the world. It is a true benchmark.”
TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder