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BMW Efficient Dynamics for 2008 - Efficient Dynamics in 3, 5 and 6 Series

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The new BMW 6 Series: with a diesel engine for the first time.
The new BMW 6 Series is stylishly assured in its appearance and progressive in its technology in the model year 2008. With specific modifications to its characteristic design, an interior which has been refined in selected details and enhanced with new colour accentuations, innovations in the engine area and driver assistance and safety systems, the new BMW 6 Series Coupé and the new BMW 6 Series Convertible acquire an increased fascination. The most important new feature under the engine compartment lid: for the first time in a vehicle of this segment, a diesel engine delivers the pulling power and economy. As the world’s most powerful engine of its kind, the 3.0 litre in-line 6-cylinder diesel with Variable Twin Turbo gives the BMW 6 Series its efficient dynamics in an especially impressive manner. 210 kW/286 bhp and a maximum torque of 580 Nm makes for a sporty driving performance. The BMW 635d Coupé requires no more than 6.3 seconds for acceleration from zero to 100 km/h, the Convertible does the spurt in 6.6 seconds. The fuel consumption determined according to the EU test cycle is 6.9 litres for the Coupé and 7.2 litres for the Convertible. The resulting increase in range to 1,015 kilometres in the Coupé and 970 kilometres in the Convertible is in keeping with the long-distance character of the model – a traditional feature of Gran Turismo vehicles.


Increased efficiency is also a characteristic feature of the two other engine types in the BMW 6 Series. The leader here is the 270 kW/367 bhp 8-cylinder engine in the BMW 650i Coupé and BMW 650i Convertible, also fitted with additional measures to reduce fuel consumption. With the introduction of a new power unit  for the BMW 630i, petrol direct injection now enters the BMW 6 Series, too. The new in-line 6-cylinder with High Precision Injection delivers 200 kW/272 bhp. It is thus 10 kW more powerful than its predecessor engine. The new BMW 630i Coupé now manages the spurt from zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, the Convertible takes 6.7 seconds. The fuel consumption of the BMW 630i as determined by the EU test cycle is 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres for the Coupé and 8.3 litres for the Convertible – as much as 15 per cent below the levels of the predecessor models, which were themselves highly efficient.

The BMW 5 Series: greater variety, increased economy.
In the new BMW 5 Series, there are six petrol and four diesel engines to choose from in the model year 2008. More than ever before, the Sedan and Touring realise their aspiration to set benchmarks both in driving performance and economy. The two new entry level versions of the BMW 5 Series – the BMW 520d and the BMW 520i – show just what the development strategy of efficient dynamics is capable of achieving in this vehicle category. The new BMW 520d is powered by a newly developed 4-cylinder diesel engine whose output has been increased over the predecessor engine by 10 kW to 130 kW/177 bhp. Both in the Sedan and in the Touring model this results in a perceptibly higher level of driving dynamics. For example, the Sedan now accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds, the Touring in 8.5 seconds. At the same time, fuel consumption in the two models is reduced by around 14 per cent. Like the Sedan, the new BMW 520d Touring also achieves outstanding levels within its segment, with an average fuel consumption 5.3 litres per 100 kilometres in the EU test cycle and a CO2 output of 140 g per kilometre.


The BMW 520i performs a similar role model function in the petrol engine domain. Its 125 kW/170 bhp 4-cylinder power unit with High Precision Injection provides driving fun which is reflected in acceleration rates of 8.7 (Sedan) and 9.0 seconds (Touring) for the spurt to 100 km/h. The efficiency-enhancing qualities of the new engine are equally clearly demonstrated: for the new BMW 520i, the EU test cycle gives an average fuel consumption of 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres (Touring: 6.9 litres) and a CO2 level of 162 g per kilometre (Touring: 166 g). Both in the BMW 520d and the BMW 520i, BMW realises a level of efficiency which is still exceptional even in the smaller vehicle categories.

The BMW 3 Series: more dynamic, more efficient – the lead increases.
The BMW 3 Series consolidates its status as the sportiest and at the same time most progressive car in the segment in the model year 2008 with the introduction of new engine variations which are both powerful and economical. Efficient dynamics once again characterises the extension of the model range in this model series. New 6-cylinder and 4-cylinder petrol engines with the direct injection system High Precision Injection in lean combustion operation and the new 4-cylinder diesel engines with common rail injection of the third generation are now available for the Sedan, the Touring model, the Coupé and the Convertible of the BMW 3 Series.

Six petrol engines, five diesel power units – never before has the engine range of the BMW 3 Series been so large. Along with this variety, the lead of the BMW 3 Series over competitors also continues to increase when it comes to the ideal relation between driving dynamics and economy. For the first time, all petrol engines – both the 6 and the 4-cylinder units – are fitted with the direct injection system known as High Precision Injection. The spectrum now ranges from the BMW 118i to the 3.0 litre in-line 6-cylinder in the BMW 335i, whose combination of High Precision Injection and Twin Turbo takes it up to an output level of 225 kW/306 bhp.


Within the BMW 3 Series alone there are now five models to choose from whose CO2 level in the EU test cycle is no more than 140 g per kilometre. The front runner in terms of efficiency and emissions among the diesel models is the new BMW 318d. Its 105 kW/143 bhp 4-cylinder diesel engine with common rail injection of the third generation allows both the Sedan (4.7 litres/100 kilometre, 123 g CO2/km) and the Touring model (4.8 litres/100 kilometre, 125 g CO2/km) to achieve levels of fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels which are unbeatably low.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 July 2007 06:54  

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