Green 3 series
taken from Autocar
Green engine technology that can improve fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions by over 15 per cent is coming to Britain’s favourite sports saloon, the BMW 3-series, this autumn.
All the four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines sold by BMW are due to be fitted with BMW’s ‘Efficient Dynamics’ technology, a suite of engine add-ons and equipment upgrades that some car-makers refer to as ‘mild hybrids’.
Four of the ‘Efficient Dynamics’ technologies — an integrated starter motor/alternator, computerised alternator control, auto stop/start and electronic power steering — have had stunning effects on BMW’s 1.8-litre diesel, just launched in the new 118d.
If the 15 per cent cut in CO2 and 16 per cent reduction in fuel economy in the 1-series are carried over to the 320d, it will rate 57mpg in the combined cycle (up from 50mpg) and just 132g/km of CO2.
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