New BMW 316i arrives in Singapore

Posted on: January 17th, 2013

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BMW Asia today announced the arrival of the much anticipated new BMW 316i in Singapore. Thanks to Efficient Dynamics technology, the new BMW 316i boasts to be the most fuel efficient of its class with 5.9 litres / 100km (combined EU test cycle).

The 1.6-litre petrol engines available in the BMW 316i uses BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, consisting of a twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC and Double-VANOS. The four-cylinder engine of the new BMW 316i provides significantly improved driving dynamics compared to the predecessor model. It has an output of 136 hp at 4,350 rpm and a maximum torque of 220 Nm at 1,350 rpm. The car takes 9.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h from a standing start, and has a maximum speed of 210 km/h. Its CO2 emissions are 137 grams per kilometer.

The use of lightweight materials play a significant role in reducing the weight of the new BMW 316i and in delivering high passenger cell safety standards, combined with a significant increase in strength.Materials used include high and ultra-high tensile steels, a hot-stamped B-pillar, plastics and state-of-the-art composites. There is also increased usage of aluminium components in the engine and suspension systems to further reduce the weight of the relevant assemblies.

The new BMW 316i can also be ordered with any of two equipment lines, Sport Line and Luxury Line. The Sport Line and Luxury Line equipment variants emphasise the different sides to the new BMW 316i‟s character in their own individual ways. The exclusive, carefully coordinated equipment features embrace both exterior design elements and the selection of materials and colours for each model. In terms of value, design coherence and expressiveness, the new BMW Lines go far beyond existing packages in the premium class.

As components of the BMW EfficientDynamics technology line-up, the Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, and need-based operation of ancillary components also play their part in reducing fuel consumption. Added to which, the new Driving Experience Control switch not only offers Comfort, Sport and Sport + options, but also ECO PRO mode, which gives all the models in the range the potential to further improve fuel economy. This switch helps to influence the style of driving and enables drivers with maximum fuel economy.

The BMW 316i comes standard with the Eight-speed Sport automatic transmission, Auto Start/Stop function, Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO mode, Xenon lights, Cruise Control with braking function, Comfort Access System with contactless boot lid opening and electrical seat adjustment with memory for driver.

The new BMW 316i is now available for viewing at Performance Motors’ showrooms.


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