MORE ABOUT BMW ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
We have a compelling choice of EU6 compliant petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric engines available today, boasting impressive power output, low fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
However, different driving styles and conditions are suited to different engines. We have created these films to help explain the distinctions between them, and what you need to think about when deciding which BMW engine is right for you.
Find out about the different benefits of our selection of engines - all equipped with technology to make them safe, efficient and responsive.
Thanks to our consistent focus on developing new innovations, the latest generation of BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engines are more fuel efficient, more economical and more powerful than ever before. Our 3, 4 and 6-cylinder engine variants are built with the latest innovations: cutting-edge turbocharger technology, fully-variable VALVETRONIC valve timing with double VANOS valve control and high precision direct injection.
Thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics technology, BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engines deliver a spirited response, strong fuel economy and impressively low emissions. All of our diesel engines boast progressive turbocharger technology, variable turbine geometry and common-rail direct injection.
The BMW iPerformance range combines a powerful petrol engine with an electric motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery, providing an all-electric driving range at low speeds, with the flexibility of a combustion engine for longer journeys, offering the best of both worlds.
All BMW i models employ our innovative electric drivetrain – BMW eDrive – which uses an electric-only motor, or an electric motor combined with a highly efficient petrol engine, to maximise performance and minimise emissions.
THE EURO 6 (EU6) EFFICIENCY RATING - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
EU6 is a piece of European Legislation aimed at reducing exhaust pollutants that have an impact on air quality, to make cars more environmentally friendly. The legislation sets restrictions on how much nitrogen oxide (NOx) and hydrocarbon gases may be emitted by a road vehicle.
To put the standards into perspective, the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) claims: "It would take 50 new cars today to produce the same amount of pollutant emissions as one vehicle built in the 1970s."
All new BMW and MINI vehicles sold today are EU6 compliant and we are proud to use some of today's cleanest and most efficient engine technology across our entire model range.