BMW still believes in diesel power with its 7th generation 3-Series


Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


BMW still believes in diesel power with its 7th generation 3-Series

When the first BMW 3-Series was launched in 1975, it simultaneously brought to life a new breed of car; the sports sedan concept underpinned the rise of the 3-Series to become BMW’s most successful model – a status it retains to this day. Over the course of its 6 model generations to date, the BMW 3-Series has been ranked the world’s biggest-selling premium car, led the way for high-performance powertrain and chassis technology and earned a reputation as a pioneer of technological innovations in the midsize segment. The seventh generation of the sports sedan moves the game on once again, so we wonder if BMW Malaysia will bring diesel power back to Malaysia with this new 3-Series.

Some Information on the BMW 320d two-stage turbocharging, higher injection pressure

Systematic upgrades have also been made to the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology for the 2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engines in the BMW 320d. It now includes multi-stage turbocharging, which brings increased efficiency across all engine speeds. The small high-pressure turbocharger and the variable turbine geometry of the large low-pressure turbo give the system swift responses, enabling higher torque when driving flat out. Under partial loads, the multi-stage turbocharging enables significantly lower fuel consumption. And the solenoid-valve injectors of the common-rail direct injection system now deliver the fuel to the combustion chambers at a pressure of up to 2,500 bar.

With maximum output of 190 hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 400 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, the new diesel unit accelerates the BMW 320d Sedan from 0 to 100 km/h 6.8 seconds. This sporty performance is accompanied by average fuel consumption per 100 kilometres of 4.5 – 4.2 l/100 km / 62.8 – 67.3 mpg imp for the 320d.

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