Economy, driving dynamics, and the wonderful thrill of driving in the open air - all this is taking on a new dimension in the guise of the BMW 320Cd Convertible. Indeed, BMW's first-ever diesel-powered convertible is a particularly good example of how elegance, sportiness and efficiency may be combined in perfect harmony.Symbiosis and synergies
Smooth and quiet, the four-cylinder power unit is a perfect match for the BMW 3 Series Convertible, offering typical BMW fortes such as efficient dynamics and superior comfort in a most impressive manner: With its two balance shafts, this modern diesel excels through its supreme refinement, harmonious power, and fast acceleration from low engine speeds. Representing the latest state-of-the-art in engine construction, the power unit develops maximum output of 110 kW/150 bhp and maximum torque of 330 Nm/243 lb-ft.
BMW's two-litre diesel has already achieved great success in other models in the BMW 3 Series, accounting for 80 per cent of all BMW 3 Series sold in some markets such as France.
The drivetrain as such has been carried over from the 320Cd Coupe and modified for the BMW 3 Series Convertible. The differences lie in engine management as well as the drivetrain itself with a 'shorter' final drive and an exhaust system tailored to the Convertible. The chassis and suspension have also been converted appropriately.
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