27 Mar '13, 4am

BMW's Three-Cylinder Engine: Same Power, Better Gas Mileage Than Four - Green Car Reports

Another plus for the three-cylinder layout: Because its crankshaft throws are offset 270 degrees to accommodate firing pulses, and it has a balance shaft to counteract vertical vibrations, the new engine family comes closer to the smoothness of its inline six--Holzer said--than the character of a four-cylinder engine.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1083172_bmws-three-cy...

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