BMW Compact | First Impressions | NEW CAR NET

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BMW Compact

First Impressions

The new BMW Compact is the second generation of compact saloons from BMW following the of the original Compact launched in

It is an all-new car from the ground up. a body shortened by 21 cm versus the a sports tuned suspension, a steering rack and the most engine technology in the market, the new 3 Compact offers a unique of sporting performance and practicality.

The new four-cylinder BMW 316ti Compact is more economical and better in every respect than its Producing 116 bhp and 180 Nm torque (133 lb the 316ti knocks one second off the mph sprint at 10.9 seconds and an increased top speed of 125 mph. The new exceeds the already high set by the former model.

The 316ti be the first production car in the world to Valvetronic engine technology. in the UK at the Hams Hall engine near Birmingham, this built state-of-the-art engine will build all the four petrol engines worldwide for the new

BMW Compact

Valvetronic technology eliminates the for a throttle butterfly. Instead, variable intake valves the airflow giving the optimum mixture for any given driving

The result is at least a 10 per cent in fuel consumption and a corresponding in emissions, whilst actually performance and speed of engine Fuel consumption on the combined is extremely efficient recording mpg.

The 325ti SE is the top of the range model the Compact range. It is powered by 2.5 litre straight six power producing 192 bhp at 6000rpm. Maximum is 245 Nm (181 lb ft) at 3,500 rpm. The SE reaches 62 mph from zero in 7.1 and has a top speed of 147 mph. With a to weight ratio of 129 bhp per tonne, rear wheel drive and front to rear weight the 325ti SE has typical BMW poise and a performance.

Fuel consumption on the combined is 31.7 mpg. Both the and the 325ti SE comply in full the EU3/D4 emission standards.

In two new models will join the line up – the 318ti and 320td diesel. The 318ti is by the second four-cylinder Valvetronic to be produced at Hams Hall. It is a 2.0 unit producing 140 bhp and 148 lb ft (200 Nm) of Fuel consumption is a frugal mpg. Even more is the 320td, returning an amazing mpg on the combined cycle.

But economy does not come at the of power and performance. The new 320td now with common rail, 148 bhp and 243 lb ft (330 Nm) of torque, 18% more the existing 320d engine.

The entry-level 316ti will be from £16,280 and the more 325ti SE will cost Both of these models be on sale in the UK from 16 August, Two additional models, the 318ti and the will join the new 3 Series range from September.

and specification for these models be announced later.

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