BMW Group's EfficientDynamics programme gives customers outstanding fuel economy and low emissions without giving up driving enjoyment. This was recognised again this year at the What Car Green Car Awards 2009. The BMW 318d took the honours in the Executive Car category.
The BMW 318d Saloon is BMW's most fuel efficient and least polluting 3 Series ever. A BMW 318d Saloon records a combined consumption figure of 60.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 123g/km, while at the same time is capable of a zero to 62mph time of 9.3 seconds. It was the blend of these impressive performance figures that assured the parsimonious 3 Series model with top green honours.
BMW first offered EfficientDynamics as standard in 2007. A raft of models received Auto Start / Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, Active Aerodynamics, low rolling resistance tyres, Electric Power Steering, on-demand ancillary systems and optimum gearshift indicator features.
These technologies built on the existing lightweight engineering principles and direct injection engine technology introduced over the previous years.Published 10 June 2009