Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fully-variable intake system

Alongside the valve train system Valvetronic, BMW's eight-cylinder engines possess another innovation that ensures they can adjust perfectly to the driver's power requirements: the fully-variable intake system, DIVA.

Fully-variable intake system

It adapts the length of the intake manifold using a coiled regulation mechanism. Long intake travel provides high torque at low engine speeds, short intake travel helps to develop high power at high speeds.

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