Originally Posted by Bimmer Nerd
Since N20 was the replacement for the 6 cylinder engines which went into the base model BMW's (x25/x28/x30). Which model(s) is the 3 cylinder engine going to be going into ? Only cars sold in europe or in the US as well ?
The upcoming TwinPower 3 cylinder will probably replace the 1.6L N13 and N18 engines. It will be similar in displacement (1.5L rather than 1.6L), and is rumored to be targeting up to 200hp or even more (such as in the i8).
It is not likely we will see 3 cylinder powered BMW's in the US (other than from the "i" brand), just as we don't get N13 powered vehicles today (those with model designations in the teens). We will get 3 cylinder powered Mini's of course.