Geneva Motor Show 2010: BMW 320d 57MPG

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One of our favorites BMWs at the Geneva Motor Show is the uber fuel efficient BMW 320d EfficientDynamics edition. The BMW 320d is powered by …

One of our favorites BMWs at the Geneva Motor Show is the uber fuel efficient BMW 320d EfficientDynamics edition. The BMW 320d is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder diesel engine outputting 163 horsepower. Fuel consumption is rated at 4.1 liter/100 km or 57 MPG US.

To achieve such an important fuel efficiency number, aerodynamics of the cars have been improved and as we have seen on the new X6 ActiveHybrid, BMW is paying attention to every detail, including newly designed wheels.

While to some of us living in the U.S. 163 horsepower might seem insufficient, the appealing 57 MPG number could steer us away from the powerful, yet not so fuel efficient 335i.

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Unfortunately, the BMW 320d continues to remain an European product and as of now, there are no plans to make it across the ocean.

10 responses to “Geneva Motor Show 2010: BMW 320d 57MPG”

  1. Parker says:

    Sweet. Ill take one, Lemans Blue please. :)

  2. John says:

    Man, how can you be a BMW lover and put fuelefficiency over power and handling? No way! Never!

    If you can’t afford a BMW, buy a Prius! If you can afford a BMW and are a lover of driving, fuel efficiency always comes on the far end of the wishlist, or isn’t even on it, since BMW’s always have been fuelefficient in their class!

    My favorites: The M3 GTS, or Brabham Racing edition :) on my if-I-had-money-to-spend-and-there-were-no-needy-people-in-the-world-list.
    For daily use: M6 convertible.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      World is changing, look around you. Handling is still there, dynamics as well, and trust me, 163 horsepower is sufficient for a lot of people. Is it my first choice? No! But I admire BMW for being able to achieve that number with a 3 Series model.

    • viper says:

      It’s not just about price; actually the efficient dynamics edition is more expensive than the normal 320d. You might have heard about this whole global warming issue, maybe not?? CO2 emissions?

    • Doug says:

      I’m sort of surprised John’s comment was voted down so harshly. We’ve all seen folks spewing anti-global-warming diatribe whenever this comes up, and this is a completely fair opinion about what he valued in BMW.

  3. Julien says:

    TO JOHN::: WELL SAID !!!!!!!!

  4. JL says:

    I thought the ED model did 68.9 MPG not 57!!!!!!! Anyway still a great car.

  5. Doug says:

    Btw — those look like boxster wheels.

    Also, where is the 120d? A 4-banger makes far more sense in that car because of the weight distribution. I’d like to see that make it to our macho american market.

  6. Laszlo says:

    we are getting there…pretty close ! My wish is a 60+mpg car with close to 300HP.
    I’m sure they could do it if they would turn some of the money away from the silly wannabe cars – like X5M and alikes.

    I would still be satisfied with 320d or maybe a 325d with 200+ HP but only 48mpg fuel economy. Either one would make a lot of sense anywhere in a world.

    “It is always better to drive a slow car fast then a fast car slow… ”

    even this car can easily do 70mph (probably can almost double it) which is a legal speed limit in most us hwy.

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