What Car have reported several times on their long-term test car, a BMW 320d Sport Auto. Every report has been positive and some of the fuel consumption figures would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.
BMW have run their Efficient Dynamics program for several years now and the benefits can be seen as year on year, similar cars have become more and more miserly. The long-term 320D has returned an average of 49.8 mpg over a distance of 24,000 miles with mixed use in one year.
The 320D has a CO2 g/km emissions figure of 118, that’s not eco, but for a car like this its superb and puts it in the 17% tax bracket. Where the 320D scores is when a company car driver recovers their pence per mile, this little baby leaves them in pocket.
The What Car 320D was ordered with an optional 8 speed auto and we agree that it really does make great use of an already strong engine, it’s always got a suitable gear.
Already an award winner as company car of the year with several other bodies, the 320D notches another superb test result with What Car.