Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: BMW | posted January 15, 2015 12:18
BMW will offer new engines starting March 2015
BMW has announced new engines for the 2 Series, 3 Series and 4 Series that feature BMW's TwinPower technology starting March this year.
First up, the BMW 218i Coupe and Convertible versions will be offered with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 138 PS and 220 Nm of torque. The said engine can be optionally mated to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission. This allows the 218i Coupe and Convertible to reach 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds (automatic: 8.9 seconds) and 9.4 seconds (automatic: 9.6 seconds) respectively. BMW has also announced that the 220d Coupe can come with the xDrive four-wheel drive system. In addition, the 220d Coupe will have a number of trims including the Advantage, Luxury Line and M Sport.
Upgrades for the BMW 2 Series lineup continues with a new entry-level diesel power unit, the 214d Active Tourer (photo shown above). It is powered by a three-cylinder diesel engine that generates 96 PS and 220 Nm of torque.
Moving on, the BMW 3 series lineup will have a new 2-liter diesel engine that delivers 118 PS and 270 Nm of torque. BMW says the engine can be optionally combined with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission. This engine allows the 316d Sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10.7 seconds (automatic: 10.6) and the 316d Touring in 11.2 seconds (automatic: 11.1).
The BMW 4 Series will also be having new engines. BMW will introduce a new 2-liter diesel engine for the 420d Coupe, the 420d xDrive Coupe, the 420d Gran Coupe and the 420d xDrive Gran Coupe. The engine offers 193 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Furthermore, March 2015 marks the market launch of the entry-level version of the BMW 418d Coupe. It is equipped with a 2-liter diesel unit that produces 152 PS and 320 Nm of torque.