It is: Mid-life revision for the current saloon, coupé, convertible and estate, with gentle tweaks to the front and rear, most visible at night when the lights have different LED patterns. The wide engine choice includes a 320d motor which is improved to give 184ps, 062mph in 7.5 seconds, 60.1mpg and 125g/km CO2. The 325d is now rated at 204ps with 0-62 in 6.9 seconds, 49.6mpg and 151g/km. The 335i petrol engine now produces 306ps, for 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds, 33.6 mpg and 196g/km. Prices for the saloon open at £22,155 for the 318i ES.
Headliner: The 2-litre 320d ED is de-tuned to 163ps (160.7bhp) but with no drop in torque to bring a combined average of 68.9mpg, 109g/km CO2 and 0-62 in eight seconds. Urban consumption is 56.5mpg and the extra-urban is 78.5mpg. This in a fully equipped car 178 inches long, weighing 1495kg is a testament to its mechanical efficiency.
Price: £27,245, also buys the 320d SE.
Efficient Dynamics: Braking energy is regenerated to charge the battery. There are lighter components (wheels and an aluminium front suspension), reduced engine friction, 16 inch aerodynamic wheels, low rolling resistance Michelin tyres, 15mm reduction in ride height to help aerodynamics reach a drag factor of 0.27. There is a dual mass flywheel with a centrifugal pendulum absorber to counteract rotational imbalance at low speed. This permits a longer final drive so that the driver can feel happy being in a higher gear at lower engine speed, achieving a gain in mpg.
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