The naming policy makes perfect sense, all BMW is doing is badging most of their cars as if they had the equivalent naturally aspirated engine or the engine that power would be expected to be produced from. Just to note – it’s. Retrieved 30 December But on the right road none of that matters. There are limitations though.

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Retrieved from ” https: The S58 engine, to be released in earlywill be the high performance version of the B As per the N55, the B58 also features a single twin-scroll hpp, direct fuel injection, variable valve timing called double Vanos by BMWvariable valve lift called Valvetronic by BMW.

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When the drivetrain is in Sport, the steering weight is heavier, the suspension firms up to an almost-unbearable-for-longer-than-five-minutes level and gearchanges are so sharp you might get whiplash. Retrieved 22 May The Prestige SAV with the most innovative technologies”. Retrieved 28 December Most small, fast cars come with cruise-missile-spec 2. Views Read Edit View history.

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Retrieved 10 October Archived from the original on 5 January Litchfield Alpine A UK review. Retrieved from ” https: Log in or register to post comments BigZoot.

Official specifications are as follows: To date, no production version has been announced. The compression ratio is increased from 9. As for basing the badge around the power, if BMW done that with the current 3 Series for example, the i would have a lower number than its predecessor Retrieved 15 October Retrieved 12 June Not that the 140u is a slow car. Nicolas Huet [1].

That would make more sense just round the BHP and put the number on the end of the series, the numbers now are nonsense. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Retrieved 9 March I know this isn’t the first time, but BMW’s naming policy is getting silly. FromMi was replaced with Mi,with same engine and options as F Join the debate Comments.

That’s before even considering that the 2 series relates to two completely different cars. The intercooler – a water-to-air design 140j is integrated into the intake plenum, to reduce the volume of air between the turbocharger and the cylinders.

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Mid-corner this can cause the car to feel unsettled and loose, and combined with the lack of a limited-slip diff and its overly light variable-ratio steering, a Mercedes A45 AMG or Volkswagen Golf R would leave the BMW for dust on a bumpy rural road.

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Use dmy dates gp January Well, it turns out that BMW is well aware of this idiom and has embraced it, choosing to update the current car rather than overhaul it. Sport mode can be engaged in three ways: Retrieved 4 October