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The new BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition: More space, less CO2

3-Series | December 16th, 2010 by 14
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114 grams of CO2 per kilometre and 120 kW/163 hp – this relation between emission levels and engine output can only be achieved with BMW …

114 grams of CO2 per kilometre and 120 kW/163 hp – this relation between emission levels and engine output can only be achieved with BMW EfficientDynamics. BMW has realised it in a premium vehicle of the medium range which also offers a luggage compartment volume of up to 1,385 litres (48.9 cu. ft): the new BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition.

The new combination of efficiency, driving pleasure and versatility is possible due to the use of technology for the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions involving a specific engine design. The BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition has average fuel consumption of 4.3 litres per 100 kilometres (65.7 mpg imp) in the EU test cycle, thereby clearly leading the efficiency rankings within its vehicle segment.

The new BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition: More space, less CO2

The new BMW 3 Series Touring model was primarily developed for the markets of Belgium, the Netherlands and France, since in these countries an important tax limit of 115 g CO2/km applies.

When the BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition becomes available in spring 2011, BMW will once again underscore its global leadership in the development of dynamic models with a particularly low level of emissions – as was previously the case with the similarly configured Sedan model.
The 5-door vehicle is powered by a 4-cylinder diesel engine of the latest generation with common rail direct injection and turbocharging. Its 120 kW/163 hp all-aluminium power unit provides maximum torque of 380 Newton metres (280 lb-ft) from just 1,750 rpm, accelerating the Touring model in 8.3 seconds from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) and on to a top speed of 223 km/h (138.5 mph).

Clear lead within the competitive field: significantly superior dynamic performance and up to 30 grams less CO2 per kilometre thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics.

This relationship between efficiency and driving pleasure is unique within the entire medium category market environment. The competitor with the lowest fuel consumption in the segment of the BMW 3 Series Touring has a much less powerful engine, requiring almost 5 seconds more for acceleration from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) than the BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition. Other comparable vehicles in this category have a level of CO2 emissions up to 30 g/km higher than that of the new BMW EfficientDynamics Edition version.

This makes the Touring model’s lead in terms of efficiency similar to that of the BMW 320d Sedan EfficientDynamics Edition. With the benefit of low weight and a low drag coefficient, the Sedan posts fuel consumption figures in the EU test cycle of 4.1 litres per 100 kilometres (68.9 mpg imp) and CO2 output of just 109 g/km.
Within the hotly contested medium range, both models stand for groundbreaking efficiency combined with the dynamic performance typical of BMW, as well as providing the superior level of technology and quality of a premium automobile made by BMW. As a parallel offer to the BMW 320d they have the same standard comfort features and are available with virtually all the options for the BMW 3 Series, including driver assistance systems and BMW

ConnectedDrive mobility services.
The outstanding efficiency of the Sedan and Touring models derives from a consistent implementation of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy. Their 2.0-litre diesel engine has been modified for further enhanced efficiency. What is more, the range of efficiency-enhancing measures applied in other BMW 3 Series models has been extended in the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition with the addition of model-specific innovations.
Besides a longer final drive ratio, these include a low-slung chassis and special aero-rims in the turbine wheel design which make for improved aerodynamic properties. The drag coefficient of the BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition is reduced to just 0.275.

Centrifugal force pendulum in dual-mass flywheel enables comfortable driving without vibrations even at low engine speeds.

In order to ensure smooth, vibration-free running even at low engine speeds, the power unit of the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition is fitted with a so-called centrifugal force pendulum which effectively compensates for the irregular rotations usually occurring at low engine speeds. This new component is integrated in the engine’s dual-mass flywheel where it eliminates vibrations released for engine load requirements, thereby ensuring a comfortable and acoustically optimised power delivery from low engine speeds.

In combination with a longer final drive ratio, the efficiency-enhanced engine design of the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition makes for a significant reduction in engine speeds across all road speed ranges. And even in
combination with this load point shift which benefits fuel consumption and emissions, the spontaneity and running smoothness characteristic of BMW diesel engines is fully retained. The increase in comfort thus achieved encourages the driver to use a higher gear more frequently or indeed avoid shifting down altogether. When accelerating, the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition still shows the agile driving response typical of a BMW.

Less emissions, more driving pleasure: the potential of BMW EfficientDynamics consistently realised.

Needless to say, the BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition also features as standard the complete package of measures to reduce fuel consumption and emission levels as applied to the other models of the BMW 3 Series. For example, thanks to Brake Energy Regeneration, the generation of electrical current for the vehicle power system is focused on the vehicle’s trailing throttle and braking phases where fuel consumption is at a neutral level. The Auto Start-Stop function means that the engine can be switched off during a short stop, preventing unnecessary fuel consumption when idling.

A gear shift indicator in the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition gives the driver early indication of a gearshift optimised for the purposes of efficiency. Both the air conditioning compressor with decoupling facility and the electromechanical hydraulic steering system EPS offer needs-based control. What is more, active air intake flap control helps reduce aerodynamic resistance, thereby increasing efficiency. The BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition is also fitted with a diesel particulate filter placed near the engine and fulfils the EU5 exhaust emissions standard.

[Source: BMW ]

  • Laszlo

    eat your hearth out Prius ! 65.7mpg and 163HP and a RWD car and not a tiny cramped weird looking piece of crap ! A real car with RWD and 163HP and 48.9cuft cargo space 8.3s to 62mph and room for 5 adults. beat that you dumb Prius…

    Did I say that I hate the Prius ?

    hats off to BMW, this is a great car. the sedan uses even less fuel but I like the wagon for practical reasons and I for some reason find the wagon more pleasing to the eye.

    great car that we will not be able to purchase – again.

  • Babken

    MERCEDES-BENZ=PRESTIGE
    BMW=VW Golf, but worse in quality!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

      You do realize both Mercedes and BMW are less reliable and defective compared to Audi, Lexus, and even Cadillac. The current A6 had no recalls at all in its 7 year production and other models also did better than the competitors.

    • Heddlu_Cymru M5

      MB = Prestige
      BMW = VW Golf???

      Something is definitely wrong with the equation. Owh, no wonder, it’s a granpa who’s answering =P

    • Laszlo

      dumb dumb dumb dumber… VW low price cars are very simple and problem loaded cars. I had 3 of them in a family, worst cars ever. extremely primitive setups yet they do not last long. The premium models like the Touareg and the Phaeton are nice and most likely better quality (they are actually an audi in drag) but the Golf Jetta Passat are crap. More trouble then any other car makes I have seen.

      Audi is very good quality. MB is not. it used to be but not since the mid 90′s. Not worse then BMW but then again its not saying much. Both cars are overly complex and they will not be reliable as the manufacturer uses new un-tested technology in the new models. BUT this is exactly what the customers (YOU) want ! Email, Facebook, twitter, navigation with pictures, etc. all these are completely unnecessary in a car but this is what the BUYER demand. If any of these big names would not do it, they would fall behind. This is what made BMW to create iDrive and the dumb cars with more electronics then the original space shuttle.
      BMW had a choice in the 90′s to be a leader in performance cars or a leader is sales. They choose the latter. They kept the performance for a while and then they went after the HP war with the rest of the European brands.
      An X5M was never even considered in 2000 when the original X5 came out. Now we will have X3M and most likely X7M and I bet there will be a M7 soon. Or just the Alpina version but nevertheless the M is seized to be standing for Motor-sport. It is clearly the M as in Marketing.
      They sell a 120d with the M package. a 118HP diesel with the M package. enough said.

      • Babken

        Trust me, BMW is even worse in reliability than any VW. I don’t even compare BMW to Mercedes-Benz or Audi since they are much more reliable and prestigious.
        BMW is for those fools who adore spending their fortune on car repairs.

        • PeeWee

          First of all, MB today is not (and hasn’t been for a while) the same company that built the overengineered and nearly indestructible S class of the 80s and the notoriously durable W123 series. Their current offerings are nice but as far as interior design and quality, Audi has them beat when comparing apples to apples. Look at the new A8, it’s far more attractive and well put together than the current S class.

          Additionally, Babken states that BMW is worse than VW in reliability. Really? I owned a 1990 Corrado, bought new, for 6 years. In those 6 years, and 130K miles, I spent a fortune keeping it on the road. I eventually came to my senses and bought a used 1990 325is with 69K miles. I added the same amount of miles to that BMW in 3 years that I put on the Corrado in 6. Guess what? My maintenance costs didn’t even reach 10% of what I spent on my VW, which was bought new and had its warranty cover a whole lot of repairs during 3 of those 6 years. But, hey, that’s just my experience. Let’s ask current owners…

        • wazon8

          That made me laugh. Right now, I know that you’ve never owned MB. MB owners wish to spend on repairs as much as BMW owners do. I know, MB on your wallpaper doesn’t break at all, but it deosn’t drive eighter. Keep dreaming.

          As for Audi, some of their cars are of good quality, others are not. It depends how much they differ from VW. Since some of A4 variants are just Passat, they are really bad! Just read some customers’ reports on Passat and reflect a bit what you are arguing for. Take also some long term relaibility tests. How the hell is it possible according to you that low quality BMWs (1-er, 3-er, 5-er, X5, X3) are on the top of reliability rankings in class of cars with above 150k km milage?! Perhaps, you don’t care about that, because you simply don’t drive a car or you didn’t make any serious milage yet.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

            Plus, I just went on consumer reports. Turns out many BMW without the turbo are scored higher than average while the ones with say the N54 are below average.
            In responce to Babken “Melik”, BMW and Mercedes scored overall for 2010 pretty much the same with the Benz barely several ahead because of the recent turbo recall

  • http://debrecencruise@blog.hu Bence

    Efficienc is nice but I would still go for a 325dA Touring instead of any derivates of the 4 cylinder 2.0 liter engines like 316d, 318d or 320d.
    It does not mean those cars are crap but I need the inline 6 as well in a diesel BMW.
    As well in Europe, so please BMW do not keep the inline 6 engines for the nextgen 3er M3 only!

  • okeribok

    Can’t they get this below 95 g/km? Then it would be tax exempt in the Netherlands as in: no tax buying it, no taxes owning it. That would be pretty sweet, since these taxes are about 20% of the price + about €130/month.

  • m

    World premiere at Brussels Motor Show

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