Back in ’60s, BMW essentially created the modern sports sedan by slipping a 2.0-liter four cylinder under the hood of a car designed with a 1.6-liter.
Long before BMW became synonymous with silky smooth inline sixes – and later ever-more powerful V-8s and V-12s – the German automaker was known for exceptionally smooth four cylinders.
Now, after a 13-year absence, BMW has decided the time is right to bring back the four-pot engine for the U.S. market.
BMW announced that it will introduce a new turbocharged 2.0-liter turbo four producing 240 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The new engine will be avilable later this year, presumably in the 1-Series, but possibly in other models as well. BMW said it would announce availability and models later.