For the second year in a row, BMW is honored to be named as one of the Top 10 Green Cars for 2010 by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. The BMW 335d Sedan has been named to the list both years since it went on sale in 2009, affirming BMW’s commitment to sustainability.
According to Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, in being considered for the green Top 10, each vehicle was required to offer fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions superior to the bulk of vehicles in its class, and at the same time provide all the safety, creature comforts and driving enjoyment that would make it pleasant to own.
In describing the BMW 335d, the kbb.com editors said, “To most passersby the 335d looks like any other BMW 3 Series. To the driver, however, the 335d is something truly special. To the styling, luxury, and refinement of the standard 3 Series, the 335d adds a six-cylinder diesel engine. Immediate power, robust acceleration and 36 miles per gallon highway fuel economy make us wish more cars featured a diesel option.”
BMW’s commitment to reduce harmful emissions and help protect the environment is unique in the automobile industry. Rather than focus on just a few models, BMW places its EfficientDynamics principles to all of its vehicles by using lightweight components in key areas, new technologies for improved powertrain efficiency and more importantly, planned sustainability for the long term reduction of fuel consumption and emissions output.
The BMW 335d Sedan achieves a fuel efficiency rating of 23 mpg (city) and 36 mpg (highway), netting a range of 580 miles in regular driving. Thanks to the standard Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance technology, the 335d combines the driving dynamics and refinement of a premium automobile with the most current and demanding standards for preserving resources and reducing emissions. Despite a 0-60mph acceleration time of 6.0 seconds, the 335d is the single most fuel-efficient BMW passenger vehicle ever imported to the United States.
For more information about the 2010 Top 10 Green Cars from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, visit www.kbb.com/GreenCars2010.