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The balancer shafts on the new four-cylinder diesel engine from BMW

Die Ausgleichswellen des neuen Vierzylinder-Dieselmotors von BMW

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Modern diesel engines have lost their annoying vibrations and unpleasent noise. An important point in the list of targets when updating BMW’s four-cylinder diesel engine with direct injection was to further enhance the level of comfort and running smoothness. A balancer shaft unit was therefore developed in order to achieve these targets. Using this technology, BMW has succeeded in significantly reducing the noise and vibration levels inside the passenger compartment.

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Stastny, J., Ratzberger, R., Fessel, C. et al. The balancer shafts on the new four-cylinder diesel engine from BMW. MTZ Worldw 63, 10–12 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03227527

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