2013 BMW 320i, 318d and 316d


As part of its November upgrade program BMW UK will also introduce new engines for both 3-series sedan and estate versions. Again, these are fuel efficient models offering great economy at a good price.

The sedan will get the new 320i and the 316i variants. The former is a 1.6 liter twinpower petrol engine with 170 hp and the latter a 140 hp version. The 316i Saloon is priced from £22,850 OTR for the 316i ES Saloon, while the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Saloon is priced from £25,730 OTR and both will be on available from November 2012.

As fro the estate, it will be getting the 320i, 318d and 316d, increasing the range to two petrol and four diesel engines. The 2.0-litre petrol engine driving the new 320i Touring generates 184hp and 270Nm torque, while the diesels are good for 140 and 120 horsepower. Both the 316d and 318d Touring will be available from November, priced from £26,180 OTR for the BMW 316d ES Touring and £28,280 OTR for the BMW 318d SE Touring.

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Details and Specs:

From November the BMW Saloon will be available with its most efficient petrol engine to date, the BMW 320i EfficientDynamics.  This model is powered by a 1.6-litre TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, which generates 170hp and 250Nm of torque, yet delivers 53.3mpg and emits just 124g/km CO2.    This efficient engine goes on to take the car from zero to 62mph in just in 7.6 seconds thanks to the suite of EfficientDynamics technologies together with an optimised engine management system, revised gear ratios and optimised aerodynamics.

As well as the 320i EfficientDynamics, the new BMW 3 Series Saloon now has a new entry point into ownership with the introduction of the 316i.  Powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, the 316i produces just 134g/km CO2 whilst returning 47.9mpg.  These efficiencies have not compromised the performance of the car with the 316i creating 136hp with a maximum torque of 220Nm. Fitted as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, the new BMW 316i Saloon accelerates from zero to 62mph in 8.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of 127mph.

The 2.0-litre petrol engine driving the new 320i Touring generates 184hp and 270Nm torque using BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, pushing the car from zero to 62mph in 7.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 145mph. With CO2 emissions of just 152g/km and fuel consumption of just 60mpg, on the combined cycle, or 145g/km CO2 45.6mpg when fitted with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission, the 320i Touring blends effortless performance with outstanding economy.

Both the BMW 318d Touring and BMW 316d Touring use a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. In the new BMW 318d Touring, the engine produces a maximum torque of 320Nm and 143hp, while in the BMW 316d Touring it gives 116hp and 260Nm torque, ensuring a smooth power delivery. 

The BMW 318d Touring has a top speed of 130mph, accelerating from zero to 62mph in just 9.2 seconds while the BMW 316d Touring accelerates in 11.2 seconds from a standing start to 62mph and reaches a top speed of 124mph.  This performance doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency, with both the316d and 318d Touring models emitting just 123g/km CO2 whilst returning 60.1mpg on the combined cycle.

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