There are two competing thoughts in automotive circles. One is that there is no replacement for displacement. The other, espoused by those without engine size on their side, believe that there is: itâ€™s called forced induction. So what would happen if both came together in a single package? The BMW X6 V6 3.0L Twin Turbo Engine would happen.
As the perfect synergy between both camps, having 3-liters of displacement in a V6 configuration and two turbochargers, its no wonder the BMW X6 V6 3.0L Twin Turbo Engine took the International Engine of the Year award two years straight in 2007 and 2008. The key factors werenâ€™t just the combination that yielded 300bhp, but the host of technology behind the raw numbers. As this was BMWâ€™s first gasoline turbocharged engine in 26 years, engineers turned to their extensive diesel experience to meet goals of performance, flexibility, fuel economy, and other targets expected from any motor put into the â€˜Ultimate Driving Machineâ€™. The turbo system uses two low-pressure units, each feeding from a separate bank of three cylinders. These turbochargers run at 6PSI providing no throttle lag and 300lb/ft of torque from 1400rpm to a peak of 5000rpm. While the engine doesnâ€™t have BMWâ€™s newer Valvetronic system, fuel economy is kept in check by the just as efficient Direct Fuel Injection system.
With typical V8 power from a motor having two cylinders less, the BMW X6 V6 3.0L Twin Turbo Engine has significant advantages in the areas of space and weight when placed in the chassis of any BMW model.