BMW features new engine in M model range

BMW features new engine in M model range

A new six-cylinder, 3.0 litre engine has been unveiled for four BMW M models in the 1 Series and 2 Series this coming July.

The twin power turbo is a six-cylinder in-line, capable of producing 250kW which is 10kW more than previous models and will be under the bonnet of the BMW M140i (3-door and 5-door) plus the BMW M240i Coupe and Convertible.

This equates to the same power output as the BMW 1 Series M Coupe circa 2011.

With the shiny new engine is the introduction of new model designations as seen above.

Coupled to the new engine is the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed sports transmission while xDrive AWD is available in all four variants.

BMW claims the small change makes a big difference out on the road producing accerlation from 0-100kph at 0.3secs faster, better fuel consumption and 7 percent less CO2 emissions.

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