Here’s what you need to know about BMW’s award-winning engines

Updated Dec 09, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Efficiency, power, and everything in between.

BMW has built a reputation in the industry as not only a luxury brand but also a brand that manufactures good performance vehicles. All these are established thanks to the German marque’s dedication to providing the best driving experience through its award-winning engines.

The engines fitted in BMW vehicles are relatively small in displacement as compared to competitors. BMW shared that the reason for this is because smaller engines provide better fuel efficiency ratings. These engines are backed by turbochargers to bring in more power when needed.

BMW 7 Series front view

BMW's flagship sedan model, the 7 Series

With that in mind, BMW owners get to drive a vehicle that provides both efficiency and performance. BMW also manufactures both gasoline and diesel engines to meet the demand of various customers all around the world.

Here in the country, the BMW 1 Series hatchback and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe are both powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that is boosted by a BMW TwinPower turbocharger. These two vehicles are ideal for those who wish to daily drive a BMW due to its optimal fuel consumption.

BMW Z4 front view

The BMW Z4 is available locally in either a 2.0-liter or 3.0-liter gasoline engine

A bigger 2.0-liter gasoline engine with the same BMW TwinPower turbocharger is installed in the BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, and 7 Series sedans. The power output of the engine ranges from 156 to 374 hp and 250 to 620 Nm of torque, depending on the variant.

As for the BMW’s Sport Activity Vehicles (SAVs), they are powered by either a 2.0-liter or a 3.0-liter diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo. The diesel engine helps pack more power, especially when driving up to the country’s mountainous areas.

BMW’s local M lineup, the division that covers the brand’s performance vehicles, consists of the BMW M2 Competition that is powered by a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder gasoline BMW TwinPower Turbo engine and the BMW X5 M Competition that is powered by a 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine.

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BMW X5 front view

The BMW X5 is included in BMW's SAVs

The said engines are available in two transmissions, namely the traditional ZF 8-speed automatic torque converter transmission fitted on all rear-wheel drive BMWs and the 7-speed dual-clutch transmissions (DCT) fitted on all front-wheel-drive BMWs.

The BMW models are engineered with an almost perfect 50:50 weight distribution, lightweight construction, state-of-the-art software, a low center of gravity, and more. All these are equipped to further improve the driving experience for BMW owners.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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