BMW is really trying hard to sell fuel-efficient cars with the Efficient Dynamics strategy. Adding the Stop&Go system in the Mini and the 1-Series has been a positive nod in global mileage improvement - which is surely reflected in CO2 emissions figures.

However, not only the small ones are claimed to be clean, even the 3 Series have eco-friendlier options that will keep emissions lower (and save some Euros/Pounds in taxes for their owners). So BMW is announcing that by fall 2007 around 40 percent of all BMW Group (BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce) cars sold in Europe will come with maximum C02 emissions of 140 g/km.

How has BMW achieved this? The actions are sure to be known by our readers: a full range of 4 cylinder engines that benefit from direct injection using piezo-electric injectors and new common-rail and Variable Twin turbos for the diesels. BMW has also announced that in the near future, all models of the BMW 6 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 3 and BMW 1 Series as well as the BMW X5 will be fitted with brake energy regeneration, which will free the alternator to use the engine to charge the battery (as seen on the latest iteration of the M3). BMW has also invested in making cars with a better drag coeficient and something called Efficient Dynamics, claimed to improve the car's performance while burning less fuel.

If you want to have a look at the full BMW range under 140 CO2 g/km, continue with me after the jump.

Related:
[Source: BMW]
Model Output
(kW/bhp) Fuel consumption in EU test cycle
(l/100km) CO2 emissions in EU test cycle
(g/km) Change as compared to previous model (%)

BMW 5 Series diesel
BMW 520d 130/177 5.1 136 -14%
BMW 520d Touring 130/177 5.3 140 -14%

BMW 3 Series diesel
BMW 320d 130/177 4.8 128 -16%
BMW 320d Touring 130/177 4.9 131 -17%
BMW 320d Coupé 130/177 4.8 128 on the market since 4/07
BMW 318d 105/143 4.7 123 -18%
BMW 318d Touring 105/143 4.8 125 -19%

BMW 1 Series gasoline engine
BMW 118i (5-door) 105/143 5.9 140 on the market since 4/07
BMW 118i (3-door) 105/143 5.9 140 on the market since 4/07
BMW 116i (5-door) 90/122 5.8 139 -23%
BMW 116i (3-door) 90/122 5.8 139 -23%

BMW 1 Series diesel
BMW 123d (5-door) 150/204 5.2 138 no predecessor
BMW 123d (3-door) 150/204 5.2 138 no predecessor
BMW 120d (5-door) 130 /177 4.8 128 on the market since 4/07
BMW 120d (3-door) 130 /177 4.8 128 on the market since 4/07
BMW 118d (5-door) 105/143 4.5 119 on the market since 4/07
BMW 118d (3-door) 105/143 4.5 119 on the market since 4/07


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