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by Matt Brogan

2008 World Green Car of the Year winner, BMW’s 118d, has been confirmed for Australian showrooms by year’s end.

The BMW 118d, which consumes just 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres also achieves low CO2 emissions of just 119 grams per kilometre from its 2.0-litre four cylinder turbo diesel engine.

The 105kW/300Nm engine features an aluminium crankcase and common-rail fuel injection to accelerate the 118d to 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds and also boasts Auto Start Stop, which switches off the engine at the lights to save fuel, as well as a gearshift point indicator.

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Other fuel saving measure include intelligent energy management (Brake Energy Regeneration) which serves to efficiently generate electric power for the car’s on-board network and ‘on-demand’ management of the air conditioning compressor as well as electric power steering.

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“The BMW 1 Series is the ultimate driving machine in the compact segment and at the same time is a perfect example of the broad-scale introduction of Efficient Dynamics,” said BMW’s general manager of marketing, Tom Noble. “Having just released 26 new BMWs with the latest European Efficient Dynamics technologies for greater driving pleasure and efficiency we’re delighted to extend the range with the BMW 118d, last year’s World Green Car.”

Pricing will be confirmed closer to the release date.




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