BMW takes the wraps off most powerful six-cylinder diesel engine in the world image

The German automaker has recently announced the availability of its new 750d xDrive and 750Ld xDrive, equipped with a diesel engine capable of developing 394 horsepower (400 PS / 294 kW) and 560 pound-feet (760 Nm) of torque.

Both models can take pride in packing the world’s most powerful diesel engine with a six cylinders configuration and will become available across dealerships in Europe this July. The world’s most powerful, the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine is rated at 394 hp and 760 Nm of torque, linked to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The power credentials deliver astonishing performance as well: 4.6 seconds are needed for the usual 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint and the top speed has been electronically capped at 155 mph (250 km/h) when discussing the 750d xDrive. The bigger and heavier 750Ld xDrive is just behind with 4.7 seconds and the same limited maximum speed of 155 mph.

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The new engine, which now packs four turbochargers, is more powerful than the previous tri-turbo iteration but still manages to be more fuel-efficient. The latter and its corresponding Co2 emissions have been reduced by 11 percent. That means both models average between 39.8 and 41.2 miles per gallon (47.9–49.6 mpg imp / 5.7-5.9 L/100km) with CO2 emissions between 149-154 grams per kilometer. The company says the four turbochargers with multi-stage turbocharging technology “enable boost pressure to be built up even more quickly at lower engine speeds and therefore prompts incredibly swift responses to throttle applications from idle.”