BMW announced that its most fuel-efficient and greenest 3-Series ever completed a record-breaking journey from the UK to Munich and back on one tank of gas. Fueled up and ready to go at the Channel Tunnel, the new 2010 BMW 320d EfficientDynamics sedan made it to Munich and back – a total of 1,013 miles on a single tank of fuel.
The BMW 320d EfficientDynamics was piloted by Tom Ford (of Fifth Gear) who averaged a combined figure of 57 mpg and CO2 emissions of only 109g/km. On his way to Munich, Tom was achieving a 63 mpg and said that he didn’t hit below 54 mpg the entire trip.
“I was prepared for this car to fail in the real world, I was wrong,” Tom said. “Although I did try and be careful and drive in a feather-footed manner, I did cruise at a reasonable 65ish mph on the autoroutes and autobahns, so faster than the usual economy run pace.”
The 2010 BMW 320d EfficientDynamics is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel making 163-hp with a maximum torque of 265 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed manual, the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics can go from 0-62 mph in 8.2 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph.
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