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BMW Wins World Green Car of the Year

March 25th, 2008



 

A diesel powered BMW 1 Series has been voted “World Green Car of the Year”.

Presented at the 2008 New York International Auto Show, the jury acknowledged the significant impact and effect of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy giving the BMW 118d its low consumption and emission ratings.

Securing this victory, BMW has continued the series of international awards for its ongoing strategy of enhanced efficiency throughout the current range of BMW Group models.

The jury, made up this year of 47 motor journalists from 24 countries, awards the title “World Green Car of the Year” to vehicles and technologies able to make a particular contribution to the reduction of emissions.

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

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine develops 105 kW and accelerates the BMW 118d to 100 km/h in a mere 9.0 seconds. By contrast, average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is just 4.5 litres/100 kilometres and the CO2 rating is a mere 119 grams per kilometre.

The BMW 118d owes its exemplary consumption and emission standards to the latest achievements of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy. This strategy combines the most advanced engine technology with the most sophisticated efficiency-promoting technologies such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start Stop Function, a gearshift point indicator, on-demand management of ancillary units, tyres with reduced roll resistance, and optimised aerodynamics.


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