BMW 3-Series sedan F30 newly launched in 2012 comes in three new models for the European market. One version of the 320i petrol and diesel variants of pair 316d and 318d. For the petrol variants, the engine is experiencing improvement over current technology.
BMW 320i is turbocharged four-cylinder petrol model both after 328i. The 2.0-liter inline-four that carries a line of the latest technological improvements such as direct injection, twin-scroll turbocharger, double-VANOS variable camshaft timing and Valvetronic variable valve timing.
Of course for energies below the variant 320i 328i model that is 184 hp at 5,000 rpm and 270 Nm 1250 rpm while the 328i starts having power 240 hp with 350 Nm of torque. With a standard transmission 6-speed manual, 320i sedan can accelerate from 0-100 km / h within 7.3 seconds, or 0.9 seconds faster than previous models.
Although faster, vehicles that have the variant 8-speed automatic transmission is also more fuel efficient with a dose of 17 km / liter when tested with the European standard, or about 7 percent more efficient than its predecessor which recorded a 15.6 km / liter.
For diesel engine options, a class of new entry 316d and 318d have the same capacity is 2.0 liter which is taken from the previous model.
BMW 316d produces 116 hp with maximum torque of 260 Nm between 1750 rpm to 2500 rpm which is able to record acceleration 0 -100 km / h in 10.9 seconds (manual) and 11.3 seconds (8-speed automatic) while the maximum speed of 202 km / hour.
316d model has a fuel consumption of 22.7 km / liter for manual and automatic transmission variants for 8-speed 22.2 km / liter respectively dispose of CO2 emissions of 115 and 116 g / km.
In the model 318d diesel engine capable of producing 143 hp at 4,000 rpm with 320 Nm torsional strength between 1750 rpm to 2500 rpm. While 0-100 km / h is achieved in a matter of 9.1 seconds (manual) and 9.3 seconds (automatic) with a peak speed of 210 km / hour.
fuel consumption average is 22.2 km / liter with the emission of CO2 emissions by 117 g / km.