Geneva Auto Show: BMW to reveal 44mpg 320d Convertible

3-Series | January 31st, 2008 by 3

Exciting news for our European friends: BMW has announced the unveiling of BMW 320d Convertible at the Geneva Auto Show in February. The best part …

BMW 320d convertible

Exciting news for our European friends: BMW has announced the unveiling of BMW 320d Convertible at the Geneva Auto Show in February. The best part of this new 3-series diesel convertible is the fuel-economy, supposedly 44 MPG.

The BMW 320d will be powered by a 2L single-turbocharged diesel engine producing 177hp with a peak torque of 258 lb-ft. Of course, BMW's new technology, Efficient Dynamic, will be featured in this new model.

Available in both SE and M Sports trim level, the BMW 320d is priced at £33,110 OTR and £35,735 OTR respectively.  Both models go on sale in March 2008.

We're still waiting for a 3-series diesel version in the U.S, but so far, we have only heard of a 335d being scheduled to be released this in the States.

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Press Release

Press Release:

The new BMW 320d Convertible and BMW 125i Coupé

    – New Convertible and Coupé models make world debut alongside EfficientDynamics concept car and M3 Convertible at Geneva Motorshow.
    – New BMW X6 makes European debut at Geneva Motorshow.
    – BMW 1 Series, 3 Series and X3 receive specification upgrades.

BMW UK has announced additions to the 3 Series Convertible and 1 Series Coupé ranges.  The new BMW 320d Convertible and 125i Coupé will receive their world debuts at the Geneva Motorshow in March alongside an EfficientDynamics concept car and a raft of other new models.

Highlight of the BMW stand at the Geneva Motorshow will be a concept car showcasing the outlook and future direction of BMW’s innovative EfficientDynamics programme.  It will appear alongside the worldwide debut for the forthcoming BMW M3 Convertible with M Double Clutch Transmission.  The new BMW X6 and 1 Series Convertible also make their European debuts.

The new BMW 320d Convertible

Following the announcement of the new BMW M3 Convertible at one extreme of the open-top car spectrum, BMW introduces the most frugal Convertible in the 3 Series range, the 320d.  Available in both SE and M Sport guises, the new 320d uses the same 1,995 cc engine from other 320d models in the 3 Series range to offer 177hp and 350Nm of torque.

This single-turbocharged two-litre diesel engine propels the 320d Convertible from zero to 62mph in 8.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 139mph.  EfficientDynamics plays a part in the car’s performance with stop-start technology on manual cars, a second-generation common-rail injection engine, and a Diesel Particulate Filter fitted as standard.  These technologies ensure that the new 320d Convertible is BMW’s most frugal open-topped 3 Series, delivering an impressive 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 140g/km.

  • Rich

    Hm… the post quotes 44mpg while the press release says 53.3mpg.

  • Irv Robinson

    Sorry Rich, we should have mentioned. The press release mentions the UK gallons, while the 44MPG is measured in our US gallons.

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