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BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition to debut at Geneva Show; 62 mpg US

The BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition will make its debut at the 2012 International Motor Show in Geneva. Powered by a 1.6-liter, 85 kW/116 hp diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology, its average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers (62 mpg US), with CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

The new 116d accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds.

BMW will also introduce two other new 4-cylinder engines in the 1 Series at Geneva. The BMW 125i, with a 4-cylinder gasoline BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology unit, develops a maximum output of 160 kW/218 hp and a maximum torque of 310 N·m (228 lb-ft).

The most powerful diesel model in future will be the 125d with the same output and a maximum torque of 450 N·m (330 lb-ft). Its BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology includes multi-stage turbocharging and the latest generation of common rail direct injection.

Comments

Henry Gibson

What a delightful engine.

What is the average horse power when getting 62 miles per gallon.

BMW could perhaps get permission to use the Artemis hydraulic hybrid technology for even more torque and efficiency with the same engine.

Now that the technology exists in an advanced state, all new automobiles should run on diesel or electricity or on methanol made from coal.

Now let us install co-generation in all new commercial buildings and houses and save a lot of fuel and CO2 release. ..HG..

mahonj

It would be interesting to run a real world economy test against a Mk3 Prius, and a BMW 320d.
As some people have pointed out, the Prius holds its economy in real world tests, while other cars do not.
So lets test them.

JN2

Or, for less coin, a Hyundai I30 1.6 CRDi, 128hp, 62mpg (US), 100g/km, 10.9 seconds.

ejj

The engine is still going to be put in a car with a starting MSRP of $30,000...out of reach for the average consumer that desperately needs relief from the high energy prices Obama & the democrats have given us.

SJC

ejj,

Knock off the political comments and stick to the topic.

HarveyD

ejj is at it again.... he forgot that high fuel price was here in 1974 when Obama was still in grade school.

BMW and most other manufacturers are giving solid evidence that they could have done much better decades ago. Many 100+ mpg/mpge cars will be around is large numbers by the end of the current decade.

Reducing vehicles weight by up to 50% would also help. Engines could be downsized to 1000 cc or even less. Same would apply to battery pack size for electrified units.

SJC

I like it when some car maker comes out with a small turbo diesel that gets as good if not better mileage than a hybrid. Put synthetic diesel in the tank with no sulfur nor benzene and we could have cleaner air and less imported oil.

By the way, don't feed the troll. I may have to talk to Mike about ejj in the near future, unless he cleans up his act.

philmcneal

WHY OH WHY WE CANT' GET THIS IN CANADA :(

Scott

The issue isn't price but capability to produce a vehicle that is capable of high milage without necessarily relying on hybrid technology.

Study milage figures and it's generaly obvious that hybrid technology is good for city mileages but on the highway, mileage doesn't go much better than conventional engines due to less coasting and breaking to provide battery charge.

With the Diesel the economy comes at highway speeds and less from city driving (although still reasonable) and without the complications of having an elecric motor and generator, simpler and thus less cost (except in BMWs case where there is the badge premium.

Diesels in the main are typically better suited for longer journeys, as there is evidence that using a modern diesel car with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), solely for short journeys at low speeds can kill the DPF unless you take the time to give it a clean out by "driving it like a rental" once in a while.

Thomas Pedersen

I'm not sure the 116d is a 1.6 litre. In the press release they write that a 316d will be available with the same output, but here it is explicitly stated that it is a 2.0 litre diesel, as in the old 116d and 316d versions.

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