BMW N52 Engine

BMW will discontinue using naturally aspirated engines

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It seems more bad news comes from BMW. After they have announced their frustration at the CO2 emission targets and the sacrifices they will have to make in order to meet them, BMW is now dropping the naturally aspirated engines.

And it seems the culprit is the same Euro6 regulations considering CO2 emissions.

BMW N52 Engine
BMW N52 Engine

The first one to go will be the F10 BMW 5 Series, which come summer and the facelifted version, it will be powered by an N20 4 cylinder engine instead of the N53B30 in line six. That might be a bitter pill to swallow for many community members, but the BMW 535i just didn’t comply with Euro 6 regulations.

And the 5 series is not the only model to drop naturally aspired engines. Once the 2 Series launches and replaces the E82 1 Series Coupe and E88 Convertible, it will also sport a cleaner 4 cylinder engine, dropping the N52. Even the BMW M3 will lose its naturally aspirated engine, but since the current generation vehicles are all spoken for, you can consider it already gone.


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