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BMW Approved Cold Weather Tires
6-speed STEPTRONIC with Paddle Shifters
3.0-Liter TwinPower Turbocharged 6-Cylinder Engine, 300-hp
Generating 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque at 1400-1500 rpm, this advanced inline six is our first turbocharged engine offered in the U.S. in decades. Turbo lag has been virtually eliminated, thanks to Double-VANOS "steplessly" variable valve timing, direct fuel injection, and BMW's inspired use of the latest TwinPower Turbo technology. By using direct fuel injection—a high precision fuel injection system—we have overcome the traditionally poor gas mileage of turbocharging. The engine's innovative design includes an all-aluminum engine block with cast iron sleeves for durability, and a direct fuel injection system that also cools the engine. A cooler engine allows for a higher compression ratio (10.2:1 vs. 6:1 and 7:1 in other turbos), which translates into superior emission control, greater fuel efficiency and, most importantly, a thrilling performance.
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