BMW ahead of schedule to meet EU CO2 targets

News | November 11th, 2010 by 4
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According to a report by Automotive News, BMW is ahead of schedule to meet reach its 2015 target in emission levels. Ranking 11th in a …

According to a report by Automotive News, BMW is ahead of schedule to meet reach its 2015 target in emission levels. Ranking 11th in a list of automakers ranked by CO2 emissions, BMW has to reduce emissions by only 8 percent to reach its 2015 target of 139g/km from 151g/km in 2009.

Toyota is the best placed among automakers to reach its 2015 target, according to the Brussels-based green transport campaigners Transport & Environment, which analyzed official EU data.

In 2009, BMW Group achieved 10.2 per cent reduction in emission levels. BMW Group’s average vehicle emissions in 2008 was 154g/km, down 10.2 per cent from 172g/km in 2007.

bmw efficient dynamics 2010 655x482BMW Group’s success in reducing CO2 is thanks to its EfficientDynamics program which incorporates a wide variety of fuel-saving and emissions-reducing measures across the whole vehicle range as standard. EfficientDynamics technology includes Auto Start-Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration and Active Aerodynamics, amongst a wide range of other features.

To reduce the amount of CO2 emissions, the EU set automakers individual CO2 reduction targets as part of a goal to cut average new-car emissions in Europe overall to 130g/km by 2015 from 160g/km in 2006 The EU threatens heavy fines for companies that fail to reach their targets.

The 130g/km figure is equivalent to fuel consumption of about 5.6 liters of gasoline or 5.0 liters of diesel fuel per 100 km.

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[Source: AutoNews ]

4 responses to “BMW ahead of schedule to meet EU CO2 targets”

  1. Giom Mouton says:

    It must be the big V8s, V10s and V12s that prevent them from having reached that figure already. If they had inline sixes only, I’m sure they’d be way below their target. Is that a valid conlusion?

    I’m not against the V engines, but I’m sure that the next versions would be even more economical. That, and the introcuction of MegaCity, will surely drop their overall emmisions to well below 130.

  2. empower says:

    its the group not the brand. MINI helps keep it down. if it was not for rolls royce they would be closer to the target. Daimler has alot of work to do, they were banking on smart to get them there but smart is not selling well. Porsche has not helped vw’s targets. BMW has invested wisely thats the benefits of having not to answer to as many share holders. The megacity will take them well passed the targets, BMW are in a very good position. if you look at psa they have also benefited from the partnership with BMW. Can you imagine where Ford would be if they never sold land rover and jaguar maybe that was part of the reason of selling them. its ashame how governments effect things so much. Take the aston martin based on the toyota iQ that thing should not be allowed to wear that badge

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