READ MOREBoasting numerous detail upgrades, the new 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder powering the new 2019 BMW 330i unit delivers 255 hp between 5,000 and 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft from 1,550 to 4,400 rpm. The 7 hp increase in output and the extra 37 lb-ft of torque compared with the predecessor engine are the result of the focused optimization of the BMW TwinPower Turbo system – which comprise a twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection direct petrol injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing.
The High Precision Injection system ensures precise fuel metering and particularly clean combustion, its new fuel pump generating maximum pressure of 350 bar compared with the 200 bar of the previous version. The improved direct injection system enables optimal fuel flow through the combustion chambers with atomized fuel delivered by multi-hole injectors. Other characteristics of this engine include a lighter crankshaft, reduced internal friction, optimized heat management and a new digital engine management system.
An impressive 0 to 100 km/h time of 5.6 seconds belies the enhanced efficiency of the new BMW 330i xDrive Sedan. In addition to the 4 cylinder 330i, a 6-cylinder variant and BMW eDrive technology will bring further variety to the range. Over the course of 2019, the line-up will expand further to include a BMW M Performance version with extremely sporty characteristics and a BMW iPerformance model with the latest plug-in hybrid drive technology is planned for early 2020.
The summer of 2019 will see the arrival of the BMW M340i and M340i xDrive Sedan. The new BMW M Performance model will showcase the full dynamic potential of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan. A new six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine, M Performance chassis tuning, xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and the standard M Sport rear differential will deliver performance attributes that will impress any driver. The new 2019 BMW 330i xDrive Sedan is equipped with the 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. ■