BMW has announced a list of vehicles that it will be showing at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show next month. We already know and have seen the X6, 125i (UK version of the 128i) and the M3 Convertible with M Double Clutch Transmission. What we’re excited about is the new 320d Convertible.
The BMW 320d will be powered by a 2 liter single-turbocharged diesel engine producing 177hp with a peak torque of 258 lb-ft. BMW has also added EfficientDynamics with stop-start technology on manual models and a second-generation common-rail injection engine. With these technologies the 320d gets an average combined fuel-economy of 44.4mpg.
Available in both SE and M Sports trim level, the BMW 320d is priced at £33,110 OTR and £35,735 OTR respectively. Both models go on sale in March 2008.
BMW 3-Series Convertible Gallery:
The new BMW 320d Convertible and BMW 125i CoupÃ©
– New Convertible and CoupÃ© models make world debut alongside EfficientDynamics concept car and M3 Convertible at Geneva Motorshow.
– New BMW X6 makes European debut at Geneva Motorshow.
– BMW 1 Series, 3 Series and X3 receive specification upgrades.
BMW UK has announced additions to the 3 Series Convertible and 1 Series CoupÃ© ranges. The new BMW 320d Convertible and 125i CoupÃ© will receive their world debuts at the Geneva Motorshow in March alongside an EfficientDynamics concept car and a raft of other new models.
Highlight of the BMW stand at the Geneva Motorshow will be a concept car showcasing the outlook and future direction of BMW”s innovative EfficientDynamics programme. It will appear alongside the worldwide debut for the forthcoming BMW M3 Convertible with M Double Clutch Transmission. The new BMW X6 and 1 Series Convertible also make their European debuts.
The new BMW 320d Convertible
Following the announcement of the new BMW M3 Convertible at one extreme of the open-top car spectrum, BMW introduces the most frugal Convertible in the 3 Series range, the 320d. Available in both SE and M Sport guises, the new 320d uses the same 1,995 cc engine from other 320d models in the 3 Series range to offer 177hp and 350Nm of torque.
This single-turbocharged two-litre diesel engine propels the 320d Convertible from zero to 62mph in 8.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 139mph. EfficientDynamics plays a part in the car”s performance with stop-start technology on manual cars, a second-generation common-rail injection engine, and a Diesel Particulate Filter fitted as standard. These technologies ensure that the new 320d Convertible is BMW”s most frugal open-topped 3 Series, delivering an impressive 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 140g/km.
The 320d SE Convertible is priced at £33,110 OTR with the M Sport model priced at £35,735 OTR. Both models go on sale in March 2008.
[tags]Cars, Car, Auto, Automobile, Vehicles, Technology, Auto News, News, Automotive, BMW[/tags]