The 25 new models have an average improvement in fuel economy of 7% without sacrificing performance
New Zealand is one of the first countries outside of the EU to launch the fuel saving technologies.
Features such as Auto Start Stop technology, Air Vent Control and Brake Energy Regeneration are now available in various combinations across the BMW range, with some vehicles improving in fuel economy by up to 16 percent.
BMW Group New Zealand Managing Director, Mark Gilbert, said the BMW EfficientDynamics approach has been praised worldwide as leading the automotive industry.
“Unlike other carmakers who might just have one or two environmental models, BMW is applying EfficientDynamics technologies across our entire range of vehicles which is why we are reducing total emissions at a faster rate than any other carmaker,” said Gilbert.
“BMW EfficientDynamics technologies improve power and performance as well as reducing fuel consumption which proves that it is possible to have your cake and eat it too,” he said.
In Germany, where EfficientDynamics technologies have already been employed, BMW has the lowest average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to its competitors despite also having a higher average engine power output.
BMW says the average fuel consumption of all BMW and Mini vehicles registered in Germany in 2008 was just 5.9 litres/100 kilometres with average CO2 emissions of 158 grams per kilometre. Both figures are significantly lower than the average of all vehicles registered in Germany in 2008, and well below the current New Zealand average of 203 grams.
Gilbert says that further CO2-based taxation was inevitable in this country and that the cost of driving an inefficient vehicle will only go up.
See the range of BMWs in New Zealand here.