You may find this hard to believe, but there are lots of really cool and fun-to-drive cars available that get great fuel economy. Unfortunately for American drivers most of them can't be bought here. One prime example is the new BMW 123d coupe. While Americans will be able the recently introduced 1-series coupe soon, we will only get examples powered by the gas-fueled six cylinders from the 3-series. The 123d is motivated by BMW's new 2.0L turbo-diesel four with 204 hp and 298 lb-ft of torque. The Times of London got to sample one and, while they are no fans of the 1-series in general, when the car is powered by this diesel, it's a whole new ball-game. With a very respectable 0-62mph time of 7 seconds, it gets an official combined rating of 45.2 mpg (US) and CO2 emissions of 138 g/km. Even while thrashing the car for their test, the Times never dipped to even 30 mpg. Please BMW, give us the 123d!

[Source: Times of London]


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