As bmw has confirmed today, the bavarian car maker will deliver from 2012 engines to saab. The four-cylinder engine "with state-of-the-art fuel-saving technology" is for a new series of sweden. The engine, the start-stop automatic as well "further measures for emission and consumption reduction" the bmw group is mounted in the english engine plant in hams hall.
During order volume and financial details "satisfies agreed" became, we could learn from a bmw spokesman for the planned motorization. Accordingly, it is a variant of the four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 1598 cm3, as he has been installed since marz in the mini cooper s. In the new saab the downsizing engine should afford the 200 hp.
The 1.6-liter engine is currently one of the most modern constructions of its kind in the market. It combines direct injection with a so-called twin scroll turbocharger and the valvetronic, a variable valve lift adjustment that allows throttle-free load control. In the case of mini cooper s with its 184 hp and 240 to 260 nm, bmw indicates a nefz consumption of 5.8 liters, which corresponds to a co2 outlet of 136 g / km.
The motor is a bmw development, where there are some equal parts with the 1.6-liter engine that is installed at different psa models (peugeot / citroen). According to bmw, the construction is designed to fulfill the future euro-6 emission standard. The variable valve control and the twin scroll turbo also allow a good response of charging at low speeds, in addition to a favorable consumption, which is prerequisites for good drivability in view of the high liter output.
For bmw, the coarse order is a pleasant step in the endeavor, "the business field distribution of drive systems as planned worldwide further expand", says bmw board ian robertson. For the deported carmaker saab, the agreement opened better market opportunities – bmw engine technology geneves worldwide a call from which the swedes were allowed to benefit. Which models receive the engine has not been communicated. Excessive goods of use in a planned compact model (9-1?) and perhaps the new 9-3, which is planned for 2012. Above this, the market was not allowed to be ripe for a downsizing engine with 1.6 liter displacement, especially since the 9-5 was first renewed.