BHP BHP Billiton to introduce a new coolant in new turbocharged BMW model
BHP’s new turbocharger will power a range of new BMW models, including the upcoming BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW i3 and BMW i8.
The company will also introduce a coolant-based turbochargers for the BMW i7, the BMW X5 and the BMW 7 Series, as well as for the forthcoming BMW X6, BMW 7D, BMW M3 and the new BMW X7.
BHP has said the new coolants will help increase the fuel economy of the new cars.
BMW will unveil the new turbos, which are designed to reduce air resistance, during its EIFE event on March 14.
“Coolant technology has come a long way since its conception and is now capable of significantly improving the performance of a vehicle, particularly with regard to its fuel economy,” BMW’s head of fuel efficiency and climate control, Thomas Pfeiffer, said in a statement.
According to BHP, the new turbo can boost the fuel efficiency of the BMW 6 Series by 15 to 20 per cent.
In a statement, BMW said that the company was not interested in selling the new cooling system, saying it is a long-term project and would be used only on a few of the models.
With the introduction of the X7, BMW will have four turbocharges: a new turbo that delivers up to 60 per cent more power than the existing BMW 6 series and a new 6-cylinder turbocharged version with up to 90 per cent of the power of the previous generation.
The BMW X2 and the X3 will also have four turbos.
A further five turbochargings will be introduced for the X5.
Next up for BMW is the BMW M2, which is expected to be unveiled at a press event on April 17.