F30post has dug up a patent that points to BMW ‘s continued interest in turbo-charging. In this case it ‘s a blueprint for electronic turbocharging that should (theoretically) eliminate any lag from the system while remaining relatively effecient.

So what application(s) would we expect this in? If it ‘s successful and inexpensive don ‘t be surprised to see this in a lot of engines (hint small ones) later this decade. However we ‘re not entirely sure that BMW will be able to get this done cheaply and easily out of the gate. And if that ‘s the case the perfect vehicle for this technology would be a high performance application such as the forthcoming i8. Or perhaps (and this is more of a long-shot) it ‘s destined for a tri-turbo V6 powered M3. Either way it ‘s one to watch for.

Source: F30post