BMW has revealed its new-generation Efficient Dynamics petrol and diesel engines. The company claims the new engines offer marginally better economy, as well as smoother running, improved acoustic qualities and - especially with the diesels - much more efficient pollution control.
The engines are designed for transverse and longitudinal installations so will be used in future Minis as well BMWs. The company isn’t saying when the new engines will arrive, but it’s likely some will appear first in the all-new BMW 5 Series, which is expected to go on sale later this year.
The German car maker is promising around a 5% cut in CO2 emissions, 7bhp more power and about 15lb ft extra torque. However, it’s thought the redesigned engines have been primarily optimised to reduce exhaust pollutants as much more stringent regulations come in globally over the next decade