BMW is satisfied about its efforts in reducing emissions. Europe's press has been flooded with ads that praise the diesels coming from Munich. What are they about? Oh, only the first car with more than 200 HP that promises CO2 emissions under 140 g/km.

The car in question is the 123d a 1-series 3-door hatchback mated to a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine and Efficient Dynamics with two sequential turbos (one for low rpm and the other for higher). Actual specs are 204 HP, 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 6.9 seconds and 5.2 l/100 km (45 American MPG) of fuel consumption. Actual CO2 emissions figure is 138 g/km.

The only bad news is that the car is not cheap: MRSP starts at 33,050 EUR in France.

[Source: BMW]

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