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BMW confirms development of a three-cylinder turbo engine and 5-Series PHEV

BMW have confirmed that they will create a hybrid based on wheelbase 5 Series specifically for the Chinese market and confirmed the start of a three-cylinder turbo engine TwinPower.

Norbert Reithofer, chief executive of BMW Group, has confirmed his debut 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid at the Auto Show in Shanghai. With this confirmation, BMW chief also spoke about the future of three-cylinder turbo engine and the release of Series 1. Surprisingly, the hybrid version of the 5 Series will be available only in China and is based on wheelbase version of the model. That vehicle is produced at Brilliance China Automotive Holdings ones.

The second announcement Norbert Reithofer relate to the production version of the Mini coupe, with the second generation of the BMW 1 Series. The two models will debut together in a car showroom, along with the BMW M5 and the new BMW 6 Series Coupe and BMW 6 Series Convertible. The new 1 Series Coupe and the new Mini are two models whose final appearance has not yet been revealed on the Internet. The new M5 has been partially revealed in various events to promote the brand, but this is still neadmirat in all its glory from the Bavarian brand.

The official BMW technology advance and discussed TwinPower Turbo, which will be applied on all diesel and Otto engines in the BMW. That technology is based on a modular strategy, targeting both engines with four or six-cylinder and three cylinder units future. The modular system invented by BMW will generate significant economies of scale. In addition, it will facilitate the standardization of interfaces and processes.


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