A concept car showcasing the outlook and future direction of BMW’s EfficientDynamics programme will be the highlight of the BMW stand at the Geneva Motorshow. Few other details about this car have yet been revealed, but we do know that there will also be the world debut of the new BMW 320d Convertible.
The 320d Convertible gives us quality, rear-drive open-topped motoring with fuel consumption of 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 140g/km. It has a single-turbocharged two-litre diesel engine which takes 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.
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.
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.
Also at Geneva will be the new BMW 125i Coupé, combining 218hp and a top speed of 152mph with 35.8mpg and emissions of 190g/km CO2.
The new BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupé will also be on show – but we’ll have to wait for the hybrid version.