In this 1-Series, the engine is capable of producing 177 hp at 5,500 rpm and 270 Nm of torque at 1,400 rpm.
BMW has tested its new three-cylinder, 1.5-liter turbocharged engine by fitting it into a 1-Series. This gasoline engine (codenamed B38) will be joined in the future by a diesel variant (B37), and from this three-cylinder engine BMW will spawn larger 4- and 6-cylinder versions. The German automaker aims for an output for each 500cc cylinder of approximately 40 hp (30 kW) to 67 hp (50 kW) for the gasoline engines and 27 hp (20 kW) to 60 hp (44 kW) for the diesels.
Regarding the torque figure, each of the cylinders will generate between 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) to 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) for the gasoline units and between 75 Nm (55 lb-ft) to 100 Nm (73 lb-ft) for diesels. In the 1-Series you see in this video, the 1.5-liter B38 engine is capable of producing 177 hp (132 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque at 1,400 rpm.
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