BMW is introducing the 520d EfficientDynamics Saloon, with fuel economy of 62.8 mpg and CO2 emissions of 119 g/km – and you can see the car for the first time in the UK at Green-Car-Guide Live!
The 520d EfficientDynamics will have a company car benefit-in-kind taxation band of only 13 per cent, although its 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine still produces 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque.
In addition to the standard Auto Start-Stop, Optimum Gearshift Indicator, Brake Energy Regeneration and Active Aerodynamics, the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Saloon has a longer final drive ratio to reduce engine revs at highway speeds, and low rolling resistance tyres on Streamline-design alloy wheels. This all helps to accelerate the car from zero to 62 mph in just 8.2 seconds.
The 520d EfficientDynamics Saloon also comes with BMW’s new ECO-PRO Mode. A driver-activated switch promotes economical and comfortable driving at low speeds by adjusting the engine mapping, throttle sensitivity, automatic gearshift points, where applicable, and the amount of power consumed by electrical ancillaries including climate control and heated seats.
The new model goes on sale in September priced from £30,435. See the car in the metal for the first time in the UK at Green-Car-Guide Live!, 15-17 July 2011 .