BMW M4 – 250cc petrol engine swap for 50cc M4
BMW is to equip its 250cc M3 with a 150cc fuel cell, to give it a range of about 20 miles on the highway.
The BMW M3 is already a superbly efficient engine, but the new petrol engine will be used to boost the M4’s top speed.
The BMW Motorsport team is aiming to achieve a top speed of up to 300mph, which is a lot quicker than the current M3’s range of 200-250mph.
The fuel cell will help BMW deliver more torque to the rear wheels, but also boost its efficiency, allowing the M3 to reach higher speeds on a wide range of roads.
Engine options include a 1.6-litre inline six, a 3.5-litres turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 1-litra inline six with a turbocharger.
“We’re taking the best characteristics of the BMW M1, the M2 and the M series, and improving on them,” BMW Motorsport technical director Matthias Fitterer said.
“The M3 will be one of the first cars with a petrol engine, and we’re using this technology to get the most out of the engine.”
The BMW engine is a great compromise between a fast, light and powerful engine, while the M Series M3 engine will deliver more power.
“The petrol engine is already available in the M5, M6 and M7.
The M5 is a 1,500cc twin-turbocharged engine, developed for the BMW 3 Series M4 and M5.
Its output is 631bhp at 3,000rpm and 469lb ft of torque at 4,000.
The petrol engines are also available in M6, M7, M8 and M9.
The range of petrol engines will also include the M8 petrol, M9 petrol and M10 petrol, with an output of 751bhp and 519lb ft.
The M10 will be available with a three-litrevving petrol engine and the petrol engines in M10 and M11, with a combined output of 2,080bhp, 1,939lb ft and 816bhp.
The engine is available in three versions: a fuel cell version with a 3-lit revving petrol, a 1 litre turbocharged petrol and a 2 litre inline petrol.
The fuel cell petrol engine also has an output boost of around 200bhp from the engine’s 632bhp peak.
It can also be equipped with a high-performance air suspension for added performance and handling.BMW Motorsport has been developing the M10 engine since 2015 and plans to launch it in the 2018 model year.
While it has been developed as a direct result of the M1 project, BMW Motorsport will use the M9 as a reference.