BMW improvises its 3 Series range

BMW said that it has made improvements and changes to its 3 Series range, which offers power and tor

The BMW 320d Coupé and Convertible models feature new version of four-cylinder diesel engine which now delivers 184hp and 380Nm of torque. The Coupé has shortened zero to 62mph sprint by 0.4 seconds to 7.5 seconds, while at the same time reducing consumption by 1.2mpg to 60.1mpg and lowering emissions by 3g/km to 125g/km. The values for the Convertible are zero to 62mph in 8.3 seconds, consumption is 55.4mpg and emissions 135g/km.

The six-cylinder 325d versions of both cars reveal similar improvements, fuel consumption remains the same at 49.6mpg and CO2 emissions are lower by 2g/km at 151g/km. The equivalent Convertible values are zero to 62mph in 7.5 seconds, 46.3mpg and 160g/km.

In addition, BMW has also introduced a new diesel engine for the BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring. BMW 318d has a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit with variable vane technology and common rail direct fuel injection. It delivers 143hp and 320Nm of torque from only 1,750rpm. The 20Nm boost helps the 318d Saloon to reach 62mph in 9.1 seconds (Touring is 9.4 seconds) while both go on to reach a top speed of 130mph. On the combined fuel consumption cycle, Saloon achieves 62.8mpg and emits only 119g/km of CO2 (Touring records 62.8mpg and 120g/km).

Tim Abbott, the managing director of BMW UK, said: "The BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible were already class-leading models, but we have no intention of sitting on our laurels and are offering customers more of what they want on-road performance and ever more fuel efficiency with lower CO2 emissions combined with a refreshed look inside and out.

"These inspirational models come at the same time as a true CO2 champion in the form of the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Saloon. This is a car which combines true BMW performance with astonishing fuel efficiency."