View Full Version : BMW/PSA 1.6L engine,.......overengineered?

01-26-2005, 11:37 PM
The list of technologies on the new BMW/PSA prince engines is just mesmerizing, but it only gets more insane when you consider that the engines are tiny ones that would fit into 206,307 style cars.<p>Majority of the engineering was done by BMW, while PSA just handles building. From the engine outputs of 116hp for NA and 140 for Direct injection turbo, its not unsafe to say that BMW had gone slighly overboard for just mediocre outputs.<p>Its no secret that the focus of these engines are on economy and refinement, and I wouldn't be surprised if no other engine match's comes close. They have not been tested yet, but I bet they would receive numerous accolades from testers. <p>My only worry is the weight of these engines The NA version weighs in at 114kg, which is only 3kg shy from being as heavy as A-class' 2.0L turbo engine. The most shocking is the turboed version which is actually 10kg heavier than PSA's own 1.6Hdi at 130kg. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

01-27-2005, 12:09 AM
BMW is today the cutting edge in engines. Think that those outputs are only the first numbers you will see in the following years. Surely by the end of it's lifecicle it will give figures of around 125-130 hp for the NA version. BMW always does that. And if it needs less fuel, it's fine for me.