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We recently discussed the V8 powering the ///M versions of the X5 and X6 here at BimmerFile in great detail. In our coverage of that motor we alluded that BMW will begin to use twin-scroll turbos in future motor applications; that day has come.

This new motor will debut in the EU in the soon to launch 5 Series GT (F07), as the 535i GT.This 2,979cc six-cylinder powerplant is the first ever to combine a single dual scroll turbo with VALVETRONIC – BMW’s system that varies how much the engine’s valves open for optimum efficiency. This combination ensures the car meets the latest emission regulations while offering the best performance possible. In EU form the engine is rated at 306hp /(295 ft/lbs.) and features High precision direct injection technology for added efficiency.

By using a twin scroll turbo BMW is effectively able to use a single unit, which in the past would have required two. In looking at these pictures we are sure a few of you will notice a main difference from this motor and those of the past…

Stay tuned for more detailed coverage of this new 6 cylinder motor; for now your comments and questions are always welcome!