BMW 118d Wins World Green Car of the Year

Published Date: 1st May 2008

BMW’s award-winning EfficientDynamics programme has been honoured with a global brand.  A jury of 47 motor journalists from 24 countries has awarded the BMW 118d, a model that displays all facets of EfficientDynamics, with the ‘World Green Car of the Year’ at the New York International Auto Show 2008.

Judges of the World Car of the Year Awards praised BMW and its 118d for offering buyers a model with a range of innovative technologies that reduce fuel consumption and cut CO2 emissions as standard.    The 3 and 5 door BMW 118d record an impressive 62.8mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of just 119g/km – putting it into the Band B category for Vehicle Excise Duty.   The BMW 118d now costs just ?35 a year to tax.

The award has cemented BMW as the world’s leading producer of environmentally friendly premium cars and comes swiftly after the BMW received recognition for EfficientDynamics by winning similar ‘green’ awards in the UK and abroad.

The BMW 118d was chosen ahead of 10 other environmentally friendly production vehicles for the World Green Car of the Year.   The Mercedes-Benz Smart fortwo CDi and the VW Passat 1.9 TDi were the two other top three contenders.

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