BMW trumpets green successes

The BMW X Drive 320d
The BMW X Drive 320d

BMW is screaming green following the latest figures released by the Motor Industry Association.

MIA data says BMW offers the lowest average CO2 emissions among premium market players.

"The average CO2 emission (grams/km) of new vehicles for sale in New Zealand has been decreasing over the years, but when premium brands are compared against each other BMW stands head and shoulders above the rest," says Nina Englert, managing director of BMW New Zealand.

The average carbon emissions emitted by BMW models has fallen from 217.2g/km in 2007 to 159.4g/km in 2012, and is now down to an average low of 150.4g/km in 2013.

"BMW has been at the forefront of CO2 reduction since the introduction of EfficientDynamic technology more than five years ago. These latest figures reinforce that BMW continues to lead the premium segment when it comes to being serious about reducing carbon emissions," says Englert.

Key to the success is advancements that have come as part of the company's EfficientDynamic features such as intelligent lightweight construction, low rolling resistance tyres, its smart eight-speed automatic transmission, and auto stop-start fuel-saving technology.

"BMW has a longstanding commitment to sustainability and introduced EfficientDynamic technology into our vehicles as we recognised the need to make our models the most environmentally considerate available," says Englert.

The latest carbon emission figures come in the same year as the launch of BMW's new 'i' range of electric vehicles, the i3 and i8.

- NZ Herald

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