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BMW 118d (copyright image)

BMW's 118d records just 4.5 litres per 100 kms
in the fuel consumption tables (combined cycle).

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7th July, 2009

BMW’s EfficientDynamics onslaught, which recently saw the arrival of numerous new and updated models, is far from over.

The German luxury car maker has now confirmed its eco-friendly will go on sale in Australia.

The BMW 118d, which consumes just 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres, will arrive in the final quarter of this year. Carbon dioxide emissions are a very low 119 grammes per kilometre.

A two-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, featuring aluminium crankcase, turbocharging and common-rail fuel injection, accelerates the BMW 118d to 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds. The high-tech engine delivers 105 kW of peak power, plus 300 Newton metres of torque.

The BMW 118d is yet another example of BMW’s EfficientDynamics strategy, which aims to deliver greater driving pleasure as well as greater efficiency.

Auto Start Stop, which switches off the engine when the car comes to a halt (whilst the foot brake is applied) to save fuel, as well as a gearshift point indicator are just some of the Efficient Dynamics technologies fitted to the BMW 118d.

Intelligent energy management (Brake Energy Regeneration) serves to efficiently generate electric power for the car’s on-board network. To provide this effect, the alternator is activated only when the engine is in overrun and when applying the brakes, thus relieving the engine of the usual loads and power uptake.

Further BMW EfficientDynamics measures include ‘on-demand’ management of the air conditioning compressor as well as electric power steering.

The BMW 118d was acclaimed at last year’s New York Motor Show. Many acknowledged the significant impact and effect of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy giving the BMW 118d its low consumption and emission ratings.

The BMW 118d convinced some, above all, through its unparalleled balance of driving pleasure on the one hand, and economy, on the other.

“The BMW 1 Series is the ultimate driving machine in the compact segment and at the same time is a perfect example of the broad-scale introduction of Efficient Dynamics,” said BMW’s general manager of marketing, Tom Noble.

“Having just released 26 new BMWs with the latest European Efficient Dynamics technologies for greater driving pleasure and efficiency we’re delighted to extend the range with the BMW 118d, last year’s 'World Green Car' (so called)” he said.


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