|Re: 2.3 US 2.0 Europe, BMW not happy with 1.9 engi (archive)|
Posted by ulrich on September 23, 1998 at 13:47:07:
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?
: 1.9 silver/black/red
The 1.9 has taken a hard hit by the European press (like here) for its lack of refinement. Hence the new 2.0 six. Only small improvement in performance, but should be smoother.
Also, in Europe there is a major tax increase on cars over 2.0 liter. Hence the 2.0.