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BMW 3-series gains eco-tech

Date: 26 June 2007   |   Author: Tristan Young

BMW is to fit its award winning 3-series with its tax-beating Efficient Dynamics technology from September as well as launching a host of new derivatives with the new systems.

The green Efficient Dynamics technology, which includes a stop-start system and brake-energy regeneration, means all the all-conquering 320d saloon drops from a benefit-in-kind tax band of 20% (153g/km) to the diesel minimum of 18% with an output of 128g/km. The 18% banding applies to the 320d coupe and estate too, as well as the saloon and estate versions of the 118d. Fuel consumption improves by between 16% and 19% on the 3-series models fitted with the Efficient Dynamics technology.

Included in the changes for the 2008 model year is the introduction of a more powerful 1-series diesel badged 123d.

The range topping diesel is powered by a 204PS twin-turbo 2.0-litre engine, first revealed by BusinessCar a year ago, and is capable of 54.3mpg and also sits in the 18% tax band with a CO2 output of 138g/km.

BMW Efficient Dynamics savings
ModelOutputFuel consumption in EU test cycleCO2 emissions in EU test cycleChange as compared to previous model
BMW 520d17755.4136-14%
BMW 520d Touring17753.3140-14%
BMW 320d17758.9128-16%
BMW 320d Touring17757.6131-17%
BMW 318d14360.1123-18%
BMW 318d Touring14358.9125-19%
BMW 116i (5-door)12248.7139-23%
BMW 116i (3-door)12248.7139-23%
BMW 123d (5-door)20454.3138no predecessor
BMW 123d (3-door)20454.3138no predecessor

The expansion of the Efficient Dynamics plan sees new green technology now fitted to the 6-series, 5-series, 3-series, 1-series and X5 ranges.

Prices for the new ranges will be revealed nearer their on sale date.