BMW launches BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition Touring

By Christian Stampfer on 4 January 2011
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BMW unveiled a second model of the company’s successful EfficientDynamics Edition series, the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition Sports Wagon or Touring as it’s referred to in  Germany.

The new diesel will be available for European customers in the beginning of March 2011 and was developed with the markets in Belgium, the Netherlands and France in mind due to new emissions laws.

Like its sibling, the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition Sedan, the Touring will feature fuel saving options such as energy saving tires, specially-designed aerodynamic wheels (turbine-styling), a chassis drop of 15 mm, active ventilation flaps, and an adjusted drive train.

At the heart of the Touring is the same 2-liter 163-hp (230 kW) engine in the 320d EfficientDynamics sedan.  The Touring accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 8.3 seconds, slightly slower than the sedan, which takes 8 seconds to get to 100 km/h.  It has a maximum speed of 223 km/h (138 mph).

In terms of fuel economy, the Touring uses only 4.3 l/100 km (55 mpg).  It emits 114 g CO2 per 100 km.  The slight increase in fuel usage compared to the sedan is due to the Touring’s weight and different aerodynamics.

On our recent drive from Munich to Hamburg with the BMW 320d Sedan, we saw fuel usage of 4.2 l/100 km (56 mpg). Indeed, we were able to drive more than 1.380 km (857 miles) on a single tank of fuel.