2012 BMW 528i Gets Turbocharged 4-Cyl and Auto/Start Tech

The 2012 BMW 528i is getting one big change for the new year and it takes place under the hood. BMW has announced that the 2012 BMW 528i will be powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder.

The 2.0L four-cyl is going to replace the current six-cylinder in the 528i. It puts out 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque, which is more than the current 3.0L six-cylinder. Even better, the max horsepower is achieved at 5,000 rpm, which is 1,500 rpm lower than the old six-cylinder and peak torque comes on at 1,250 rpm. The new 4-cylinder features a twin-scroll turbocharger and with its s all-aluminum crankcase is lighter and more compact than a 6-cylinder engine of equivalent power.

In addition to BMW EfficientDynamics technologies like Brake Energy Regeneration, the 2012 BMW 528i will feature Engine Auto Start/Stop. This feature switches off the engine when the car is stationary at traffic lights or in slow-moving traffic in order to minimize idling.

In the end the 2012 528i reaches 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, 0.4 seconds quicker than the 2011 model and will deliver up 15 percent better fuel efficiency.

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