We return with another interesting review from Down Under where our aussie fellas over at Brisbane Times tested the BMW 118d Hatchback. Even though they name the 118d, BMW’s most fuel efficient car, the truth is that the “2008 World Green Car of the Year” was recently “demoted” to the ….second most fuel efficient bimmer. BMW’s 116d Hatchback, another model not available in the U.S. market, has become the EfficientDynamics flagship.
But without any further ado, let’s find out more about the car and BMW’s plans in Australia:
“118d hatchback takes fuel economy battle to hybrids but is even better to drive. We also sample twin-turbo diesel versions of the 1-Series hatch and convertible coming to Australia at the end of the year.
BMW’s 1-Series is set to surpass the fuel efficiency of the current Toyota Prius within a few years with a range of three-cylinder turbo engines, but for now there’s a model that still comes close.
The 118d hatch will arrive in Australia in December as BMW’s most fuel efficient car, using just 4.5 litres per 100km according to official fuel consumption figures. And cleanest, with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of 119g/km.
The five-door, voted 2008 World Green Car of the Year, forms just a tenth of a new group of 1-Series models that will see BMW’s smallest car range outnumber its biggest-selling range, the 3-Series.”