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BMW 1 Series: Best vehicle in terms of heating and cooling performance in the compact class

1-series | December 18th, 2010 by 4
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Compared with five other vehicles in the compact class, the BMW 1 Series has emerged as the best vehicle in terms of heating and cooling …

Compared with five other vehicles in the compact class, the BMW 1 Series has emerged as the best vehicle in terms of heating and cooling performance. Although in the company of some great competitors, the BMW 1 Series manage to score high in two of the three categories.

German magazine Auto Bild has put the six cars through extreme testing, from minus 20 to plus 40 degrees Celsius at BMW’s energy and environmental testing center in Munich. So which car heats, melts and cools the best?

The vehicles included in the test were VW’s best seller Golf VI (petrol and diesel), Opel Astra, Citroen C4, KIA cee’d and BMW 116i. All vehicles were equipped with the optional automatic climate control and have been tested with the gasoline engine, the Golf TDI was the only vehicle tested for both configurations.

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Under different conditions, the vehicles achieved mixed results – Citroen C4 heats the fastest, but the disappoints with cooling in the summer. Exactly the opposite is true of the Opel Astra which is much better in summer than in the winter. What is surprising is the weak performance of the VW Golf which receives for both gasoline and diesel variants only two out of five stars and thus at the end of the field ranks.

Overall, Citroen C4 leads with four out five stars, followed by the BMW 1 Series which received 3.5 of five stars. The 116i scored four out of five stars in cooling and heating, and 3.5 out of five stars in defrosting.

Full review at Auto Bild (translated with Google)

[Via BimmerToday ]

  • James

    Very cool. Except for the fact that the mirrors are pushed out the wrong way…

  • FreudeKing

    Shame you look like a wanna be BMW driver in one. Poor mans BMW, worse than an A class.

  • Rupert the tiny one

    I wish I was poor and own one of these…

  • http://www.jixiea.com/ Czcool big

    I love it !

    his type of BMW which is provied excellent configuration and unrestrained individual character has more competitive than Toyota.

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