BMW Introduces 114d Entry-Level Model Diesel

By Paul Riegler on 3 September 2012
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The BMW 116d EDE will be joined by the 114d

BMW announced a new entry-level model, the BMW 114d, available in three-door and five-door variants.  The new 1er gets a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.  The engine, which has a supercharging system with variable turbine technology and Bosch Common Rail direct fuel injection operating at a maximum pressure of 1,600 bar, generates 95 hp (70 kW) and 173 pound-feet (235 Nm) of torque.

Both models can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 12.2 seconds and have a top speed of 114 mph (185 km/h).  Depending on the tires selected, fuel consumption from the EU test cycle will range between 57.4 to 58.7 mpg (4.1 to 4.3 l/100 km).  CO2 emissions will range between 109 and 112 grams per km.

The 114d is equipped with all of the BMW EfficientDynamics technology that we have come to expect including brake energy regeneration, shift point indicator, automatic start-stop functionality, electronic power steering, on-demand auxiliary components, and tires with reduced rolling resistance.

Another standard feature included is the Eco Pro mode button that is part of the Driver Experience Control system and allows the driver to set the car’s program to a more economical driving mode.

Production starts in November 2012 but orders may be placed now. No pricing has been announced but the more expensive BMW 116d starts at starts at €21,806 (€25,950 with VAT) and the three-door 114i gasoline-powered model starts at €19,033 (€22,650 with VAT).

The current generation 1 Series was all new for 2011.  The 114d is not expected to be available in the United States.