BMW TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder petrol engine.
The 1.5-litre, 100 kW (136 hp) 3-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 218i Active Tourer accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 9.2 s (Steptronic transmission: 9.2 s), reaching a top speed of 205 km/h (Steptronic transmission: 205 km/h). As well as delivering excellent driving performance, the low-friction engine is impressively fuel-efficient, with a combined consumption of a mere 54.3 to 57.6mpg (Steptronic transmission: 53.3 to 55.3mpg), and the CO2 emissions – at 120 to 115 g/km (Steptronic transmission: 124 to 119 g/km) – are correspondingly low. The engine features the most recently developed BMW TwinPower Turbo technology: Twin Scroll turbocharging, High Precision Injection and the Valvetronic fully variable valve control including Double-VANOS. In addition to its outstanding performance, the new engine features the thrilling characteristics typical of a 3-cylinder engine, including exceptional torque and responsiveness even at low engine speeds. It operates remarkably smoothly and provides impressive driving comfort along with a sporty engine sound. All figures were determined in accordance with the EU test cycle and depend on the selected tyre format.
|CO2 emissions in g/km||119.0 [119.0]  |
55.4 [55.4]  
|Cylinders/valves per cylinder||3/4|
|Max output (kW/hp/rpm)
||100 (136)/4400-6000  |
|Max torque (Nm/rpm)
|Compression ratio : 1