BMW Announces Its Re-Entry Into Turbo Technology
For Gasoline Engines
Geneva - At BMW Group
press conference at the 76th Geneva Automobile Salon, Prof. Dr.
Dr. E.h. Burkhard Göschel, BMW AG Director of Development, spoke
about BMW engine concepts with maximum potential for further reductions
in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
Over half of
the BMW's sold in 2005 were fitted with an in-line 6-cylinder
engine. With smoother running and lower vibration than any
competitor, this engine concept occupies a very special
position in its category. It will also form the basis for
development measures which reach far into the future.
Exactly 100 years after
the invention of the turbo charger, BMW has now announced its re-entry
into turbo technology for large-scale serial production of gasoline
engines. The in-line 6-cylinder bi-turbo engine presented in Geneva
for the first time has the new innovative direct injection system
High Precision Injection, the fully variable camshaft control BIVANOS
and highly heat resistant materials from space technology in its
These engines together
with the in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine with Variable Twin Turbo
Technology occupy the leading position in worldwide engine construction.
BMW diesel in the
US only with sustainable technology.
"If the BMW Group is
to enter the American market with a diesel product, it will be with
one that offers a truly sustainable solution," said Prof. Dr. Göschel
on the further development of diesel technology. So-called SCR technology
for the reduction of nitric oxides has a key role to play here.
However, Göschel indicated that it would be some time before this
technology had reached serial production maturity.