Triple Turbo Diesel From BMW?
Rumour-mill says BMW will offer a 350bhp version of 3.0 diesel six
BMW is reportedly developing a 350bhp triple-turbo version of its 3.0 six-cylinder diesel engine for duty in new performance versions of the X5 and X6 - and eventually the company’s entire saloon car range.
New X5 tri-turbo said to ape X5 M styleThe intriguing story is doing the rounds on the web after details of the development program were posted on a German car forum.
Apparently tri-turbo equipped X5s are already being ’Ring tested, although key body differences are currently disguised. These are said to include wider arches - although slimmer than those on the X5 M – and a new front end that will also mimic the X5 M’s style but with smaller grille openings.
It is claimed that the new generation of tri-turbos will come with ‘Efficient Dynamics’ features such as regenerative braking and Start-Stop technology, and the original forum post says the diesel development is part of a new ‘Supersports’ program designed to bring greater performance to drivers of petrol and diesel engined BMWs.