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.
[Courtey of egmcartech.com]
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.