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      01-09-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Arrow BMW launches 116d with 64mpg - their most fuel efficient car (UK)

BMW Group will launch their most fuel efficient and cleanest car ever later in 2009. The new BMW 116d gets a remarkable 64.2mpg, with CO2 emissions at just 118 g/km.

Using the same, albeit detuned, diesel four-banger as the 118d and 120d, the new car will be pushed around with 116hp. The engine also produces 192 ft-lb of torque at 1,750 rpm, giving the three-door a 0-62mph time of 10.2 seconds. As a five-door the car reaches 62mph a tenth-of-a-second slower. Top speed for both is 125mph.

Its Band B rating, a ranking based on emissions testing, which means the car will cost its new owner only 35 per year in taxes.

The new BMW 116d three-door starts at 17,605, including taxes and license fees. BMW's five-door version starts at 18,135. Sales for the clean duo begins in March 2009.