BMW 116d - Bavarian Efficiency At The Geneva Motor Show
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - At BMW's stand at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, we captured this photo of the 2009 BMW 116d, which is one of the company's highly efficient luxury cars. With a combined city/highway fuel consumption of 4.4 L/100 km (53.5 U.S. MPG / 64.2 Imp MPG). The BMW 1 series diesel is an ideal vehicle for people who want energy security, luxury, and efficiency in their next car purchase. BMW has also designed in low CO2 output emissions on the 116d at 118 grams/km. The fuel tank capacity on this BMW 116d is 51 litres.
BMW has made significant progress in engineering energy efficiency in their 2009 model range. In pure highway driving, the new 116d can achieve a very efficient 3.9 L/100 km (60.3 U.S. MPG / 72.4 Imp MPG). The BMW 116d is highly efficient but still manages a respectable acceleration performance of zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.2 seconds. The 116d has a 4-cylinder BMW diesel engine that displaces 1,995 cc, and output power is 85 kW (115 hp) at 4000 rpm. The maximum torque output is 260 Nm in the range of 1750 to 4250 rpm.
The BMW 116d comes standard with 16 inch rims with 195/55 R16 tires. BMW Engineering have branded their fuel efficiency progress as EfficientDynamics. BMW says that the 1-series is one of the company's first cars to offer Auto Start-Stop Function and also integrated Brake Energy Regeneration. The BMW 116d shuts its engine down at idle and then re-starts the engine quickly to bring power on-line when the brake is disengaged (Auto Start-Stop Function).