|Re: 2.3 US 2.0 Europe, BMW not happy with 1.9 engi (archive)|
Posted by JOhn G.Burns on September 23, 1998 at 06:12:46:
In Reply to: 2.3 US 2.0 Europe, BMW not happy with 1.9 engine? posted by EdP on September 23, 1998 at 01:46:24:
: The 1.9 will be replaced by newer engines in the Z series. Even the new 3 series won't get this engine (318ti). This engine is hardly 3 years on the market
: Is this short? And if, what could be the reason for an early retirement?
: For Europe the 2.0 engine isn't really a performance improvement. The new 320 0-100km/h, 9,9 seconds. I guess the Z3 2.0, (less heavier); 9.4 seconds?
Latest rumour is that we'll get a version of the 1.9 from the E46 with twin balancer shafts.