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It's nothing new that torque addicted, diesel junkies abroad get all the cool stuff, and now this. BMW just released details on its new 2.0-liter, variable twin turbo diesel engine that is making 204 HP and almost 300 ft.-lbs. of torque. The two-stage turbo system, initially introduced on the 535d, all but eliminates any amount of lag by utilizing a smaller turbo at low engine speeds and a larger snail higher up in the rev range. The result: 147 ft.-lbs. at 1200 RPM and 295 ft.-lbs. of twist at 2000 RPM. Coupled with a lighter aluminum engine block, BMW maintains that a significant increase in fuel efficiency over the outgoing model has been realized.

We liked the 535d when we took it for a spin in LA, and we're sure that this new engine, whether in a 1-series or a 3-series, will be just as entertaining.

Click on the dyno chart to the right to see an enlarged version of the graph.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow. Put that in the Canadian 3-series... and I'll be at a BMW dealership placing my down payment.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Let me put that in the form of a question:

      Has there been a production diesel that puts out over 100 horsepower per liter? Or is this the first?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think the title should read 400 Nm not 400 nM
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's it, with all the winning race cars and high performance cars making great power with turbo diesel I think my next car will be turbo diesel powered.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As far as I can tell, the Opel engine remains just a concept. And BMW claimed that the figure for the 535d engine of 91 horsepower/liter was a production car record. So this would appear to be the first over 100 that people can actually buy.

      Looks like GM could have been first, but wasn't.
      • 8 Years Ago
      simply fantastic. drop this in the three series coupe and it'll be my next car.
      far jr
      • 8 Years Ago
      What an impressive little gem! I hope we see more small displacement, turbo powerplants coming to the USA by all makers.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM claimed to do this in 2004:


      Still trying to determine whether this "production" diesel with 112 horsepower/liter and the first diesel applicatin of twin sequential turbos actually made it into production.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM claimed a record with the first concept, but first to production matters much more. I'm concerned about the same happening with the Volt. Decided it was worth a blog entry:

      • 8 Years Ago
      3-series diesel cabrio, PLEASE!!

      Twin, dual, whatever -- relax.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, the torque this engine produce at 1200rpm is already more than the maximum torque my RSX Type S would procduce over its entire rev! And yet this engine produce the same HP. If BMW would put this engine in a car less than 2800lbs, I'll trade it in immediately.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What GM diesel?

      Last time I checked VMmotori was making larger displacement diesels (3.0ltr+) and Fiat making smaller displacement diesels.

      The twin turbo 1.9 was infact the 1.9ltr from a fiat and designed and engineered by fiat but used by GM. THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT BELONGS TO GM.
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