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BMW Z4 Roadster
First turbo four model will arrive this fall

Earlier this year, we reported that BMW's normally aspirated inline-6 engines will be ushered out and replaced by a new family of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. BMW today confirmed that four-cylinder power would return to U.S.-bound BMWs after a 10+ year absence. 

The first model to get BMW's new 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine will be the Z4 sDrive28i Roadster (say that five times fast). The engine develops 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque (30 percent more torque at 1,500 fewer RPMs than the naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-6).

BMW says that the new turbo four will be 20 percent more fuel efficient than the inline-6 when paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission. We're sure that there are fuel efficiency gains to be made with the 6-speed manual transmission as well, but it's likely nowhere near 20 percent (or else BMW would have mentioned it in the press release).

The Z4 sDrive28i Roadster will arrive in showrooms this fall, and the turbo four will likely filter down to other BMW models soon after.

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By callmeroy on 4/19/2011 9:09:47 AM , Rating: 2
Granted my comment adds nothing just sarcasm but still...after reading a few back and forth on using prem v using reg...WTF's your point?

Here's a tip -- use what your car's manual says to...I'm pretty sure the company that built your car knows better than some random guy on an Internet blog who just hits bing/google or Wiki to look up facts just to prove a point.

As an aside in general -- I was told by a half dozen people who are either ASE certified mechanics or family members that I trust greatly (and they are also very knowledgeable about cars too - have built some from the ground up for racing)......if you use prem fuel and your car isn't required to have prem are mostly just wasting your money, as any benefit (if at all) you gain is going to be so low as to not be worth the extra cash at the pump spent for it.

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