2008 BMW 118d SE

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2008 BMW 118d SE

BMW introduces its new 1 Series—which includes the 118d, the most fuel-efficient production vehicle yet from BMW—in Europe with a range of fuel-saving technologies. Brake Energy Regeneration, an Automatic Start-Stop function and Electric Power Steering are combined with lower rolling resistance tires and a gearshift change indicator to encourage economical driving. These are in addition to the use of variable valve technologies and High-Precision Direct Injection engines on some 1 Series models that boost power output but cut fuel consumption and emissions. The BMW 118d, BMW’s most economical car with fuel consumption of 4.7 liters/100km (50 mpg US), combines the new technology with the use of further lightweight engineering. The car now has an aluminium crankcase to save weight. Aside from the BMW Hydrogen 7, the BMW 118d also posts the lowest ever CO2 emissions of any BMW: 123 g/km.

Engine 1995cc
Fuel Economy Hwy (MPG)70.6 / 62.8
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Economy City (MPG)52.3 / 40.9
Body TypeHatchback
Top Speed130
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The car incorporates BMW's Efficient Dynamics.


Source: BMW:


"The BMW development strategy EfficientDynamics continues to be pursued consistently with new models optimised for reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. For model year 2008, the launch of especially efficient engines also in the high-volume BMW 3 Series will make a major contribution to the overall reduction in exhaust emissions.  By autumn 2007 around 40% of all BMW Group (BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce) cars sold in Europe come with maximum C02 emissions of 140g per kilometre. They confirm the obviousness of the measures that were initiated in the BMW engineering departments 5 years ago."


Source WhatCar (UK) 20.07.2007:

"The new BMW 118d has a number of energy-saving measures, the most significant being a new stop-start system for the engine.The good news is that it makes little difference to the way the car drives. The engine cuts out when you’re at a standstill in traffic, provided the car is in neutral. It starts again automatically when you depress the clutch pedal, and by the time you’ve selected first gear it’s ready to go.

Impressively, performance has improved along with efficiency. The 118d’s power has increased by 19bhp, and there’s an extra 14lb ft of shove. It’s noticeably quicker away from the line, and it picks up briskly on the move, too."




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