BMW will abandon its most powerful engines


The range of BMW engines in the coming years, expect big changes. Several motors will disappear from it at once, and some of them are one of the most powerful.

So, by the end of 2020, they will stop production of the top-end 3.0-liter turbodiesel for 400 liters. from. with four turbines. The reason is strict environmental standards. Recall that the BMW M550d and X5 M50d were equipped with this engine.

Also, a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine will be removed from production, and after about two or three years they will abandon the 6.6-liter gasoline V12 twin-turbo. In the conditions of new eco-standards, it is simply unprofitable to produce it. The fact is that only BMW M760i and Rolls-Royce Ghost are equipped with this engine, and several thousand of these sedans are produced annually.

The uncertain future is also in the 4.4-liter turbocharged V8. Even its top-end 600-horsepower version (put on the BMW M5) already has a more economical and environmentally friendly alternative – a hybrid power plant based on a three-liter inline six.

Of course, BMW focuses on electrification, but declares that internal combustion engines will remain in production for another 30 years.

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