BMW won't bring out a successor of their current V8 diesel aggregate. Munich is going
to replace them by a bi-turbo V6. There also was an option to collaborate with
Mercedes, but also Stuttgart did obviously give up on developing such an engine.
The reason for this is that the European Union is currently about defining strict average
fleet emission limits. Switching to more efficient charged motor concepts is helpful to
reduce CO2 emission and to come closer to the anticipated limits.
However, German car makers can hardly achieve the same rates as French and Italain
manufacturers that mainly produce small, compact and midsize cars. And trying to solve
the problem of global warming in Europe alone is as striking as attempting to create
a rainless summer by means of a drying stove at the back yard.
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