BMW’s New Diesel 116d Gets 54 MPG

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BMW has launched its greenest car yet! The 116d is 2.0-liter, four-cylinder diesel engine delivering 115hp and has a fuel consumption of 54 mpg. It is BMW’s most fuel-efficient and least polluting car yet, and only available in Europe.

Dammit!

The car is even greener than BMW’s current World Green Car of the Year contender, the BMW 335d BluePerformance. Capable of a top speed of 125 miles per hour, the car has CO2 emissions of 118 g/km, and will be available in March. Three and five-door models will be available.

BMW is hoping to bolster sales with its fuel-efficient models. Patrick McKenna, BMW’s marketing manager, told the Wall Street Journal that modern diesel engines are now considerably more efficient than people believe. “They are demonstrably better than they were 25 years ago,” he says.

How I long for a diesel-hybrid. Anyone?

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Jerry James Stone

is a web developer, part-time blogger, and a full-time environmentalist. His crusade for all things eco started twenty years ago when he ditched his meat-and-potatoes upbringing for something more vegetarian-shaped. His passions include cooking, green tech, eco politics, and smart green design. And while he doesn't own a car anymore, he loves to write about those too. Jerry studied at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. During his time there he was a DJ at the campus station KCPR and he also wrote for the campus paper. Jerry currently resides in San Francisco, CA with his cat Lola. You can stalk him on Twitter @jerryjamesstone.