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BMW Efficient Dynamics for 2008 - Efficient Dynamics in X3, X5 and 1 Series

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The BMW 1 Series: premiere for new engines.
In the model year 2008, the BMW 1 Series is extended to include a fascinating body variation. There are three new BMW 1 Series engines which celebrate their premiere in the model year 2008. For the first time in the model year 2008, the new 4-cylinder diesel engine with Variable Twin Turbo is available both for the 5 and 3-door models. The 150 kW/204 bhp power unit gives the BMW 123d a unique status in a number of disciplines. The new model has a particular fascination due to its degree of pulling power, which is unique within its segment, and it also has outstanding fuel consumption levels. The 5-door and 3-door models make do with 5.2 litres of diesel for 100 kilometres in the EU test cycle. The CO2 level of the BMW 123d is 138 g per kilometre.


With these figures, the new BMW 123d symbolises the spirit and also the potential of the development strategy BMW EfficientDynamics in a particularly striking manner. Its engine is the world’s first all-aluminium diesel power unit to deliver an output of over 100 bhp. At the same time, the BMW 123d is the first large-series vehicle over 200 bhp whose CO2 output is below the 140 g level.

The BMW X5: outstanding qualities – in the area of efficiency too.
With superior driving dynamics, a powerfully expressive design, a luxurious ambience and great interior versatility, the new BMW X5 continues to consolidate its leading position within its segment. With an extended selection of engines, the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) raises the benchmark once more in terms of efficiency in the model year 2008. Supremacy in particularly economical form is embodied most clearly by the new BMW X5 3.0sd, which is powered by a 3.0 litre in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine with Variable Twin Turbo.  210 kW/286 bhp and a maximum torque of 580 Nm enable an acceleration of zero to 100 km/h in just 7.0 seconds. 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres is the average fuel consumption according to the EU cycle. This gives the new BMW X5 3.0sd a maximum range of 1,035 kilometres – a long-distance capacity which is outstanding within the segment.


Other model variations of the BMW X5 also have extensive measures to optimise fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, including brake energy regeneration and needs-oriented control of the ancillary units. In the top model of the series, the BMW X5 4.8i powered by a 261 kW/355 bhp 8-cylinder engine, the average fuel consumption is reduced by 4 per cent to 12.0 litres per 100 kilometres according to the EU test cycle. The BMW X5 3.0si manages 10.2 litres – a reduction of 6 per cent – and the average fuel consumption of the BMW X5 3.0d is now 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres, a reduction of 7 per cent as compared to the level achieved in model year 2007. The BMW X3 2.0d is now also available with the new, quick-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.

The BMW X3: number one in the segment in terms of dynamic performance and economy.
Versatile, agile and high-quality like no other vehicle in its segment: the BMW X3 is consistently on course for success once again in the model year 2008.  In addition, the Sports Activity Vehicle also sets new standards in the field of economy. Six state-of-the-art petrol and diesel engines are available.
The leader of the segment in terms of efficiency will be the new BMW X3 2.0d. Its all-aluminium 4-cylinder diesel engine delivers 130 kW/177 bhp and mobilises a maximum torque of 350 Nm. With an average fuel consumption based on the EU test cycle of  6.5 litres per 100 kilometres and a CO2 level of 172 g per kilometre, the new BMW X3 2.0d achieves the best levels in its vehicle category in the model year 2008.


BMW EfficientDynamics enables leading position in all segments.
The engines and model variations launched in the model year 2008 secure a leading position in terms of efficiency in all the relevant segments for BMW. This is the result of the development strategy BMW EfficientDynamics, which has been pursued by the BMW Group for many years in engine development and today already provides an impressive response to the demands of the future in terms of fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels. The result: dynamic vehicles with significantly reduced fuel consumption and CO2 levels as compared to the predecessor models in each case.
The leading position occupied by the new BMW models within their competitive field does not arise from a short-term shift of priorities but is based on a fundamental and long-term orientation of development work. In the new models, technological developments are used which were decided as part of the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy some five years ago and which have now reached a state of readiness for serial production. As a result, not only the highly efficient petrol and diesel engines but also extensive measures for the reduction of fuel consumption and exhaust emissions are now available to a large number of new models. Thus the highly effective package to increase efficiency is not limited to individual special models or niches but forms an integral part of the standard fittings of all new BMW models.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 July 2007 06:54  

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