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Benefits of Direct Injection in BMW Engines

If you are a BMW owner, then you are aware of the great power and performance ability these cars are capable of under the proper conditions. When properly cared for, BMWs excel above all others in power and efficiency. Furthermore, when BMWs are matched with appropriate parts and systems, this greatly extends their ability to achieve their highest potential in performance. Direct injection BMW engines include some 335i coupes and Z4 528i models, and they have been rated some of the best-performing vehicles in the world for the benefits of their direct injection components. Direct injection in BMW engines adds even greater ability and depth to what the brand has to offer drivers and car enthusiasts alike. Here is a little more information about the benefits of direct injection BMW engines and what drivers can expect from them.


Increased Fuel Efficiency

Fuel economy is one of the most important qualities to look for in a vehicle for any driver on the road these days. This is true for several reasons: gas prices seem to steadily increasing over the decades, increasing vehicle investment costs, and environmental impacts of gas-guzzling vehicles have been proven to be significantly combated with lower fuel emissions. Direct injection allows vehicles like BMW to be able to maintain a balance between impressive power output and fuel efficiency without sacrificing the intent of BMW design or putting a hole in your wallet over fuel costs. Direct injection engines are better able to control and manage the amount of fuel the car uses because the vehicle’s computer, or electronic control unit (ECU), modulates the process more efficiently than other designs. This is especially beneficial for BMW drivers who value their enormous power output, which leads us to our next discussion point.

Enhanced Power Output

Direct injection BMW engines are helpful in increasing fuel efficiency, which makes one wonder how they could simultaneously enhance power output—it is reasonable to assume that somewhere a sacrifice must be made. However, direct injection engines are specifically designed to streamline the process of fuel injection such that they utilize a higher-pressure system to dispel fuel into the engine. This process eliminates the reliance upon an intake system to combine the fuel with air; rather, it bypasses unnecessary steps that ultimately can take away from your BMW’s power output. Direct injection engines fit well with BMW design because they allow their capacity for power to better shine.

Smoother Driving Conditions

As previously mentioned, the benefits of enhanced power output due to more effective and consistent fuel flow lead to better power utilization and fuel efficiency. Another added benefit and byproduct of the direct injection design is overall smoother operation and driving conditions. Because BMW drivers expect a smooth ride to begin with, a direct injection system can greatly enhance the driving experience. With better power output and fuel efficiency, direct injection engines make quick acceleration a much smoother process. Rough-running engines are not atypical of older BMW models, especially those experiencing other automotive issues; therefore, it is critical to have your BMW inspected before considering a direct-injection solution.

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Our Expertise in German-Engineering

As BMW experts, the technicians at Ultimate Bimmer Service tailor every approach to automotive care to our clients’ individual needs and concerns. In the aforementioned BMW 335i coupes and Z4 528i models, a turbocharger accompanies the direct injection engine perfectly by reducing fuel expenditure by up to 15% and increasing power even more significantly. Because a majority of our clientele are BMW enthusiasts, we make it our mission to fully research topics of interest and concern to our client base and find information and solutions that will add to our automotive practice. Working with direct injection engines is an ongoing part of the repair work we perform and automotive skill we possess. Please get in touch with us for more in-depth information about your particular BMW; we can help you address issues of fuel efficiency, power output, and driving conditions alongside any questions about direct-injection. Our Master Certified Technicians have more than 30 years of combined experience working with German engineering and all types of BMWs in the Carrolton, Texas, area, including those that have been highly modified. Contact us to schedule an appointment or to simply speak to a professional. Whatever it takes, we’re committed to getting your BMW to its optimal performance level.

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