BMW is feeling very green

At the UK launch of the 1-series convertible BMW revealed some facts likely to make all its employees feel very smug...

Great environmental things are expected of BMW's Efficient Dynamics systems now fitted in one form or another to practically all its cars, which include stop-start systems and regenerative braking. During 2008, Efficient Dynamics will be on 700,000 cars sold in Europe. Between them they will save 35 million gallons of fuel and 373,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, 54,000 of them in the UK. The fuel saved will equate to enough electrical energy to power a city the size Geneva for a year. Makes you think.

Most Popular

Aston Martin DB4: review, history and specs
Aston Martin

Aston Martin DB4: review, history and specs

1959 was a watershed year for Aston Martin. As the DBR1 swept all before it on the track, the first customers were taking deliveries of the all-new DB…
11 Oct 2020
SSC Tuatara hypercar hits 331mph, making it the world’s fastest production car
News

SSC Tuatara hypercar hits 331mph, making it the world’s fastest production car

Over a decade after SSC last entered the record books, its Tuatara has claimed the title of world’s fastest production car
19 Oct 2020
Hot Cupra Formentor spied testing – with a five-cylinder warble
Cupra

Hot Cupra Formentor spied testing – with a five-cylinder warble

Is Cupra about to get hold of Audi’s brilliant five-cylinder petrol engine?
19 Oct 2020
Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot
Alpine

Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot

Heated-up Renaults but no A110 replacement for Alpine as it follows in Cupra and Abarth footsteps
21 Oct 2020