BMW Announces New Engines for the 2012 1 Series

The German carmaker has just announced new additions to its BMW 1 Series range, starting with this spring. The highlights include three new engines, a new four-cylinder gasoline engine and two turbocharged diesels. According to the company, the three new engines will offer better performance and improved fuel efficiency.

The first engine, the 2.0-liter gasoline unit powering the BMW 125i comes with the carmaker’s TwinPower Turbo Technology that includes high-precision injection, twin scroll technology, Vanos variable camshaft control and Valvetronic variable valve control system. With a maximum power output of 218 hp (160 kW) available at 5,000 rpm and 310 Nm of torque available between 1,350 and 4,800 rpm, the new BMW 125i accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 245 km/h (152 mph).

These values are for the six-speed manual transmission models, because the units featuring BMW’s eight speed automatic transmission are a little slower, doing the 0 to 62 sprint in 6.5 seconds and having a top speed of 243 km/h (150 mph).

The second engine is the diesel unit powering the 125d. Replacing the 123d, the new engine has the same power output as the gasoline model, 218 hp (160 kW), available at 4,400 rpm, but the torque is a lot better, 450 Nm, available between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. Mated to either the six speed manual or the eight speed automatic transmissions, the BMW 125d sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). The fuel economy is 4.9 liters per 100 km (48 mpg) for the manual and 4.8 (49 mpg) for the automatic, while CO2 emissions level is at 129 grams per km (126 on the automatic).

Finally, the third option will be the new BMW 116d EfficientDynamics, which comes with a 1.6-liter four cylinder diesel and offers an impressive fuel efficiency. Delivering 116 hp (85 kW) at 4,000 rpm and 260 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, the car achieves an average fuel economy of 3.8 liters per 100 km (62 mpg) and emits only 99 grams of CO2 per km. Only available with a six-speed manual transmission, the BMW 116d sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.5 seconds and hits a top speed of 195 km/h (121 mph).

According to BMW, the three new models will hit showrooms this March, with pricing to be announced closer to market launch.

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