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High-Performance, Super-Frugal BMW 330d Arrives - (Australia)

July 16th, 2009
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BMW’s acclaimed new generation 3.0-litre straight-six diesel engine has been shoehorned into the 3 Series Sedan.

The 330d, which is now hitting showrooms across the country, is the first 3 Series Sedan offered locally with BMW’s straight-six diesel engine.

It offers buyers more torque than the fabled M3; yet fuel consumption is below the four-cylinder 320i.

The all-aluminium high output turbocharged 180 kW six-cylinder engine develops a substantial 520 Nm of torque. Peak power is delivered at 4,000 rpm and peak torque is available between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm.

Despite having significantly more torque than any other BMW 3 Series Sedan, the 330d returns incredibly frugal fuel consumption at 6.8-litres per 100 km.

The 3.0-litre straight-six engine accelerates the 330d from 0-100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 250 km/h. Carbon dioxide emissions are just 180 g/km.

“BMW continues to roll out the fruits of its industry-leading EfficientDynamics engine programme in Australia which brings the triple benefits of high-performance, low consumption and low emissions,” said Tom Noble, General Manager, Marketing at BMW Group Australia.

“The new BMW 330d Sedan gives our customers the opportunity to mix V8 engine performance with four-cylinder fuel economy, but at the same time delivering the tangible delights of our highly-acclaimed straight-six cylinder engines.

“BMW in Australia has been selling increasing volumes of diesel vehicles each year. Our customers really appreciate the benefits of high torque, low consumption engines.

“Now we can offer a truly muscular diesel performance option in our most popular body style. It’s a mix we are certain will be extremely popular in this segment of the market,” he said.

The new BMW 330d Sedan is price from $87,250*.

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