BMW 1-Series gets 201hp twin-turbo diesel – 54.3mpg

BMW is announcing a lot of ‘green’ news today for its model lineup. The 2008 BMW lineup will now have 22 models that achieve over 48mpg while emitting 140g/km or less of CO2 as well as increased performance. As we just reported earlier, the BMW 6-Series will get a powerful diesel-powered 635d. BMW also announced the new 123d for its 1-series range.

The BMW 123d is powered by a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine that produces an outstanding 201 horsepower. That gives the BMW 123d the ability to do 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds with a fuel-economy of 54.3mpg.

Available in 3 and 5 door variants, the123d is fitted with BMW”s Efficient Dynamics system that includes the stop-start function and brake energy regeneration.

Pricing for the new models will be revealed in September near the sale date.

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