A BMW that the US needs although the marques customers here may not necessarily agree... Yet. [fimg=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2009_BMW_316d_Sedan.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - June 25, 2009 2009 BMW 316d Sedan - $38,424 OTR (includes UK taxes) to start and 50.3 mpgUS combined on the NEDC. Award-winning EfficientDynamics technology spawns the most fuel efficient and cleanest BMW 3 Series ever. The most fuel efficient and cleanest 3 Series BMW has ever produced. The new BMW 316d ES Sedan sets a new benchmark in the luxury market with its heightened blend of high fuel economy, low emissions and as always, a rewarding driving experience. The BMW 316d is powered by a 2L, I4 turbo-diesel engine that records a BMW best, 50.3 mpg on the NEDC combined cycle. This class-leading fuel economy figure is enough to give the car a range easily in excess of 800 miles between fill-ups. Easily the most fuel efficient and cleanest BMW 3 Series ever. Every BMW must meet its customer’s performance expectations. The 2.0L turbo-diesels 116 HP and 192 lb-ft. of torque from 1,750 RPM is transmitted to the road via a six-speed manual gearbox allowing the 316d a zero to 60 mph time of 10.7 seconds. In addition, a top speed of 125 mph and BMW’s uncompromised handling should meet most customer requirements. This level of performance and efficiency eclipses compact competitor products from the likes of Audi and Mercedes. Low running costs are a key factor in the proposition of BMW 316d ownership. The BMW 316d costs just $58 USD a year to tax courtesy of a band C Vehicle Excise Duty rank. To put this in context, the BMW 316d with its CO2 emissions of just 118g/km and a P11D value of $38,276 means a 40 percent tax payer is liable for $1,990 USD a year. A person in the 25 per cent bracket need only pay $1,243 USD. Compare this to the award-winning BMW 318d and savings of $863 USD and $540 respectively can be made. The new BMW 316d Saloon goes on sale in September.