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LESS EMISSIONS.
MORE DRIVING PLEASURE.

BMW EfficientDynamics Technologies.

BMW has always led the way in pursuing efficient driving technologies. It’s part of our multi-award winning sustainability strategy.  BMW EfficientDynamics represents a comprehensive package of innovative technologies designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, at the same time as increasing driving dynamics.  Through these innovations the BMW Group has been able to reduce the CO2 emissions of its entire fleet by approximately 30% since 1995.  Currently 33 models produce less than 140g of CO2 per kilometre and more than two million BMW vehicles have already been equipped with EfficientDynamics technologies.  BMW aims to achieve a further 25% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020, proving it is possible to act for the benefit of the environment and the enjoyment of the driver.

Intelligent Energy Management.

Your BMW can function even more efficiently with innovative energy-saving technologies – without you having to compromise on comfort and driving pleasure.  Technologies such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering and the ECO PRO Mode will bring down fuel consumption even further.

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BMW Brake Energy Regeneration.
BMW Brake Energy Regeneration.
BMW Electric Power Steering.
BMW Electric Power Steering.

Brake Energy Regeneration

Electric Power Steering

ECO PRO Mode

 

BMW TwinPower Turbo Technologies.

How this innovations package is configured depends on the engine type. For petrol engines, BMW take a TwinScroll turbocharger with VALVETRONIC, Double common-rail direct injection and combine them with Variable Turbine Geometry, whereas diesel engines use common-rail direct injection and a turbocharger, which are combined with Variable Vane Geometry.  In this way, BMW TwinPower Turbo significantly reduces the fuel consumption of petrol and diesel engines, while at the same time improving power delivery across a range of engine speeds.

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BMW Petrol Engines.
BMW Petrol Engines.
BMW Diesel Engines.
BMW Diesel Engines.

Petrol Engines

Diesel Engines

 

Transmission.

With BMW EfficientDynamics, everything happens at the right time.  The Auto Start-Stop function switches the engine off when it is not needed, the gearshift indicator recommends the most efficient gear in any situation, and the precise shifts of the eight-speed automatic transmission enables maximum use of the optimum rev range.  The result is to optimise performance whilst using less fuel.

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BMW Auto Start-Stop.
BMW Auto Start-Stop.
Optimum Gear Shift Indicator.
Optimum Gear Shift Indicator.

BMW Auto Start-Stop

Optimum Gear shift Indicator

Eight-speed Automatic Transmission

 

Aerodynamics.

Enhanced aerodynamics channel the air currents generated from driving to reduce drag and help lower fuel consumption.

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Active Aerodynamics.
Active Aerodynamics.

Active Aerodynamics

 

Lightweight engineering.

To make each journey even more effortless, we’ve introduced lightweight materials (such as aluminium) to create lighter engines and bodywork across the BMW range. The new materials reduce drag, making the car more responsive. They also improve handling so you enjoy a more involved drive.  Engine and drive train components contain ultra-modern magnesium alloys. Up to 24% lighter, they improve the dynamics of the vehicle thanks to a balanced weight distribution between front and rear axle. And, of course, the lighter the car the less fuel you use and fewer CO2 emissions you produce.

Reduced Rolling Resistance Tyres.

Heat-resistant, anti-distortion materials in side walls and tread mean tyres will roll further, and further. On straights and in bends, they produce less friction from their contact with the road surface, cutting both the energy and the fuel you use.
 
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