What is BMW BluePerformance with AdBlue?

What is BMW BluePerformance with AdBlue?

Around 2009, BMW launched the “BMW EfficientDynamics” program. EfficientDynamics is the name of a strategy for BMW to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel efficiency all while maximizing performance. The strategy features approximately six different technologies developed by BMW to do just that. BMW BluePerformance with AdBlue is one of the EfficientDynamics technologies, launched in 2009…

Diagnosing a Failing BMW DISA Valve – Symptoms, Problems & Repairs
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Diagnosing a Failing BMW DISA Valve – Symptoms, Problems & Repairs

Differenzierte Sauganlage – and because German’s can’t pronounce this either, BMW just took the first two letters from each word and called this the DISA Valve. BMW’s engineers discovered that the air path through the engine system has an impact on performance. In an effort to improve performance, BMW released the DISA valve in 1995….

What is Direct Injection? BMW Direct Injection

What is Direct Injection? BMW Direct Injection

While direct injection was previously more common in diesel engines, gasoline direct injection (GDI or DI) has taken the automotive industry by storm over the last decade. Although BMW used direct injection in airplane engines in the 1930’s they did not implement DI until the mid 2000’s. BMW’s N54 engine, introduced in the 2007 335i,…

The 5 Most Common BMW N53 Engine Problems

The 5 Most Common BMW N53 Engine Problems

The BMW N53 engine was produced from 2006-2013. Being the final naturally aspirated inline-6 that BMW will likely ever produce, it is the last of a tradition from BMW that dates back to 1968. As a result of BMW’s constant improvements to their straight-6 formula, the N53 is a fantastic and well-rounded engine, completely with many of…

The Difference Between BMW ‘M’ and ‘Alpina’ Models

The Difference Between BMW ‘M’ and ‘Alpina’ Models

If you’re even remotely familiar with BMW, you know that the BMW M-Division is responsible for creating the most hardcore and race-focused cars the brand has to offer. They’ve been at it for a while too, representing BMW’s racing presence since 1972. However, another BMW subsidiary and partner has been breathing fire into factory BMW…

BMW Vanos System: Problems, Symptoms, and Repairs

BMW Vanos System: Problems, Symptoms, and Repairs

In early model BMW’s, such as our favorite E30 M3, engine timing adjustments had to be done by hand with a special tool. Variable valve timing is the solution to this problem, and just about every manufacturer has their own technology for it. Variable valve timing allows for timing adjustments to be made electronically and…