BMW supposedly working on a 400 BHP, 800 Nm quad-turbo diesel motor
One of the world’s biggest luxury car manufacturer, BMW according to a few reports is working on a completely new diesel engine which will power the 2016 version of the flagship 7-Series luxury sedan. BMW has been using a tri-turbo engine in many of the performance vehicles in its portfolio including the likes of the X5 M50d. However, it seems that the company is stepping up the ante and is supposedly working on a quad-turbo diesel mill.
Going by the codename B57 TOP, the new engine should replace the current tri-turbo oil burner and will enable better and more efficient throttle inputs. The improved throttle response will help in the new 7-Series to become a more powerful and better driver’s car than it currently is. With an added turbocharger, the torque output from the new engine will also get higher for sure.
As of now, the German car manufacturer has not really revealed any information in the same regard, but the new diesel mill is expected to churn out 400 BHP and around 800 Nm of peak torque. The outstanding power figures will make the 7-Series a hoot to drive and BMW’s impressive driving dynamics will add to the excitement levels even further. The company’s X-Drive all-wheel drive system will send power to all four wheels just like the current model. It is believed that the new engine will also end up powering a few vehicles from the M performance garage as well including the M550d G30/G31, X6, X5 and the X7 M50d, which is due to launch in the international market soon.
The new 7-Series will be coming to Indian shores as well. However, whether or not the new engine makes it here remains to be a mystery, although it seems less likely to be the case.