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New diesel engines are coming for the BMW 1 Series convertible (petrol engined models shown above), coupe and hatch. The local release is scheduled for November.

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23rd August, 2009

With a commitment to achieve greater fuel efficiency and to reduce emissions, whilst maintaining performance, BMW has announced the impending arrival of additional diesel-engined 1 Series models.

Leading the charge are two all new diesel engines that bring the best in diesel technology to the 1 Series Hatch, Coupe and Convertible range.

With a model designation known as the BMW 118d and 123d, both new diesel engines represent the pinnacle of BMW EfficientDynamics.

Each new model will be equipped the latest in fuel saving technology, including Auto Start/Stop Function, Optimum Shift Indicator, Electric Power Steering and Brake Energy Regeneration.

Developing 105 kW and peak torque of 300 Nm, the BMW 118d Hatch sips just 4.5 litres/100 kilometres and emits a mere 119 grammes per kilometre of CO2. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 9.0 seconds.

Power is generated by a four cylinder diesel engine with a displacement of 2.0 litres and includes an aluminium crankcase and a particulate filter, aiding in the vehicle's fuel efficiency and emissions prowess.

The same turbo charged engine will also feature in the BMW 118d Convertible.

Like its 'sibling', the 118d Convertible consumes just 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres and accelerates from 0-100 km in 9.5 seconds.

Whilst the BMW 118d arrives with fuel economy as the headline news, BMW is also introducing an all new four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo Diesel power plant.

As a first for the Australian market, this exclusive engine will make its way to the BMW 123d Hatch, Coupe and Convertible offering performance with a frugal form of motoring.

The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel features Variable Twin Turbo technology and common-rail fuel injection, generating 150 kW with peak torque of 400 Newton-metres at 2,000 rpm.

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In performance terms the new BMW 123d Hatch and Coupe are similar to the 130i Hatch, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 7.0 seconds, whilst the new 123d Convertible covers the same ground in 7.5 seconds.

Underpinning the essence of BMW EfficientDynamics, this acceleration is also matched by class leading fuel consumption.With a combined EU test cycle of 5.2 litres/100 kilometres for the BMW 123d Hatch and Coupe and 5.4 litres per 100 kilometres for the 123d Convertible these new models provide the driver to drive for performance or for economy.

Utilising technology carried over from that used in BMWs six-cylinder diesels, like the X6 xDrive35d, the Variable Twin Turbo technology employs the use of a small and large exhaust gas turbocharger.

At low engine speeds the small turbocharger provides spontaneous power and performance due to its low inertia whilst at higher engine speeds the large turbocharger is introduced to provide additional boost.The result is supreme power and pulling force accessible to the driver throughout the entire rev range.

Furthermore, the new four cylinder diesel BMW 123d is the first engine with common-rail direct injection where the piezo injectors deliver fuel into the combustion chambers with precision at a pressure of 2,000 bar.

The new 1 Series Hatch, Coupe and Convertible range will be available for customer delivery from November 2009.

The new BMW 118d and 123d range is priced from:

118d Hatch 6-speed manual


118d Hatch 6-speed steptronic


123d Hatch 6-speed manual


123d Hatch 6-speed steptronic


123d Coupe 6-speed manual


123d Coupe 6-speed steptronic


118d Convertible 6-speed manual


118d Convertible 6-speed steptronic


123d Convertible 6-speed manual


123d Convertible 6-speed steptronic


* Manufacturer List Price is shown and excludes dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges which are additional and vary between dealers and States/Territories.


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