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Details: BMW-powered Verso

2013-12-18 09:19

A BEEMER TOYOTA... Toyota has revealed engine details and power figures for its first model with a BMW engine. It will be used in its new 1.6 D-4D Verso in 2014. Image: Toyota

Earlier in December Wheels24 reported Toyota would bring out a new diesel engine from BMW in its new Verso. We have engine details.

LONDON, England - Toyota's Verso will be the automaker's first model to use a new 1.6-litre D-4D diesel from BMW, introduced in a revised UK range that adds a new Trend specification.

'EXTENSIVE MODIFICATIONS'

According to Toyota, its engineers have made extensive modifications to the engine, including a newly-developed dual-mass flywheel, revised engine mounts, and completely redesigned power interfaces. The BMW engine is fitted to a Toyota six-speed manual with stop/start technology, a first for the Verso range.

The unit replaces the 2.0-litre D-4D engine in the UK line-up, offering higher efficiency and a 20kg weight saving. Power output is 82kW at 4000rpm and 270Nm from 1750 to 2250rpm. It goes from zero to 100km/h in 12.7 seconds with a top speed of 185km/h.

The automaker claims fuel economy is 8% better than the previous unit with a combined consumption of a 4.5 litres/100km. CO2 emissions reduced by 10g/km at 119g/km. The automaker says its figures are provisional prior to official homologation.

Prices for the 2014 Verso range in the UK will be announced early 2014. Toyota reports that no plans have been made to launch the new 1.6 diesel Verso in South Africa.

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