BMW 118d CoupAugust 14, 2009
The BMW 1 Series Coupé is now available in 118d guise, resulting in it managing 62.8mpg, while emitting just 119g/km of CO2, making it the lowest emission diesel-powered sports coupé available.
This means you get a small rear-wheel drive coupé with BMW balance and handling, but also with great economy and low emissions.
The 118d Coupé uses the same engine that powered the 2008 World Green Car of the Year winning BMW. This four-cylinder diesel powerplant with third generation common rail diesel technology can also boast good performance figures, with a zero to 62mph time of 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 130mph.
The BMW 118d Coupé’s low CO2 emissions figure means it sits within the lowest benefit-in-kind tier of 13 per cent and its annual Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rate is just £35.
Prices for the BMW 118d Coupé start at £20,500 for an ES model rising to £23,375 for an M Sport variant.
A second new engine is also available in the form of the petrol 120i Coupé. This has a 1,995cc engine producing 170hp which gets it to 62mph in 7.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 139mph. The four-cylinder engine is still capable of achieving 42.8mpg on the combined cycle and recording CO2 emissions of 153g/km.
The 120i Coupé starts at £21,115 for an ES rising to £23,990 for an M Sport. Both new engine derivatives go on sale 1 September.