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BMW Efficient Dynamics for 2008

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The BMW development strategy EfficientDynamics continues to be pursued consistently with new models optimised for reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. For model year 2008, the launch of especially efficient engines also in the high-volume BMW 3 Series will make a major contribution to the overall reduction in exhaust emissions.  By autumn 2007 around 40% of all BMW Group (BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce) cars sold in Europe come with maximum C02 emissions of 140g per kilometre. They confirm the obviousness of the measures that were initiated in the BMW engineering departments 5 years ago.

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Overview of BMW automobiles with especially low fuel consumption and exhaust emissions as of model year 2008

MODEL OUTPUT (kW/bhp) FUEL CONSUMPTION IN EU TEST CYCLE (l/100km) CO2 EMISSIONS IN EU TEST CYCLE (g/km) CHANGE AS COMPARED TO PREVIOUS MODEL (%)
BMW 5 Series diesel
BMW 520d 130/177 5.1 136 -14%
BMW 520d Touring 130/177 5.3 140 -14%
BMW 3 Series diesel
BMW 320d 130/177 4.8 128 -16%
BMW 320d Touring 130/177 4.9 131 -17%
BMW 320d Coupé 130/177 4.8 128 on the market since 4/07
BMW 318d 105/143 4.7 123 -18%
BMW 318d Touring 105/143 4.8 125 -19%
BMW 1 Series petrol engine
BMW 118i (5-door) 105/143 5.9 140 on the market since 4/07
BMW 118i (3-door) 105/143 5.9 140 on the market since 4/07
BMW 116i (5-door) 90/122 5.8 139 -23%
BMW 116i (3-door) 90/122 5.8 139 -23%
BMW 1 Series diesel
BMW 123d (5-door) 150/204 5.2 138 no predecessor
BMW 123d (3-door) 150/204 5.2 138 no predecessor
BMW 120d (5-door) 130 /177 4.8 128 on the market since 4/07
BMW 120d (3-door) 130 /177 4.8 128 on the market since 4/07
BMW 118d (5-door) 105/143 4.5 119 on the market since 4/07
BMW 118d (3-door) 105/143 4.5 119 on the market since 4/07

In the model year 2008, the number of BMW Group vehicles with a maximum CO2 level of 140 g per kilometre increases to 22. Three of them are MINI models and two of them belong to an additional BMW model line. This extension of the range of especially low-emission models is made possible by the newly developed 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines for the BMW 3 Series and the market launch of the new BMW 123d and the new BMW 520d.

With its average consumption of 5.1 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres as determined by the EU test cycle and a CO2 level of 136 g per kilometre, the BMW 520d sets new standards in its segment. The new 1.6 litre 4-cylinder with direct injection in lean combustion operation makes the most efficient of the petrol engines, resulting in outstanding levels in terms of fuel consumption and exhaust emissions in the new BMW 116i (5,8 litres, 139 g). The 4-cylinder diesel engine with Twin Turbo in the new BMW 123d (5.2 litres, 138 g) provides an especially fascinating combination of driving fun and economy. There are also new engines available for the BMW X5, the BMW X3 and the new BMW 6 Series which provide a unique relationship between driving dynamics and economy as compared to the competition within their respective vehicle categories.

The innovations developed as part of the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy are available to customers as standard in all new BMW models. With the ongoing introduction of new efficiency-increasing measures in all series, BMW is ensuring that its technologies to reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions will become as widespread as possible.

Increased dynamic performance, reduced CO2 – the result of a long-term strategy.
The variety of highly economic models across the various model series is the result of the long-term and consistently pursued development strategy BMW EfficientDynamics.
Within the voluntary VDA commitment BMW reduced fleet C02 emissions already by 30 per cent between 1990 and 2005. Development work continues to focus on the aim to ensure that each new model surpasses its predecessor both in driving dynamics and in economy. In conjunction with BMW’s outstanding expertise in the field of engine development, this has led to the production of vehicles which set new benchmarks in both areas within their various competitive environments. The optimisation of fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels is not only limited to special models but is a standard component of the product substance in all new vehicles.

Increased output, lower fuel consumption – this principle applies to all model series for the engine types newly introduced in the model year 2008. It is implemented with new petrol and diesel engines as well as with a wide range of engine measures which increase efficiency.



Last Updated on Thursday, 19 July 2007 06:54  

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