BMW has launched a new diesel variant of the its mid-range 3-series saloon which sets new standards in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. BMW 316d is powered by a 2.0 liter (1995cc to be precise) diesel engine with 116hp and 250 nm of torque.
BMW 3-series is not a very pretty car, and with a pathetic diesel engine it sounds like a horrible package. But its winning card is the great economy. You expect a diesel engine to be economical, but this 316d has just took it to the next level! It averages 4.49 liters per 100km (62.8 mpg) which is extremely good. CO2 emissions are also very very low at 118g/km.
Of course you have to compromise on performance to get this much economy. 0 to 100km/h takes 10.2 seconds which is like ages and top speed is only 201 km/h which is walking pace.
BMW 316d will be on sale form autumn and starts at 29,000 Euros.