While BMW have had quite a few interesting bit of news recently, their relatively newly introduced M Performance brand has kept quiet.
Hoping to amend that, the special ops division came up with a performance tune for their very popular 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine.
M Performance is a new name in the business but so far they’ve proven that they can make diesel engines interesting, can they do the same with what’s the most common one out there?
We’re going to find out exactly what’s going to happen with the engine, the production and the sales plan at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.
Until that happens though, we do get a bit of a taste of what’s to come. As we know the more capable version of the four pot diesel is 184 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.
Having fiddled with the innards and the ECU of the engine it is now going to develop a more impressive sounding 200 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.
Granted, the power boost isn’t as impressive as the M550dx but the price will certainly be less restrictive since the amount of work that goes into the engine isn’t as demanding.
The new 2.0 liter power boost will be a available with the 1 Series, 3 Series and 5 Series models to begin with. Almost certainly, the X3 will be the first to have it afterwards.
M Performance is also setting the stage for a new handling pack for the cars that are going to be equipped with this engine.