There are several versions of the F30 320d. The ED version is supposed to use about 11% less fuel. Fuelly doesn't seperate them by version While the sample size is small, (12) the distribution is interesting.
I looked at the individual cars. A couple are F30 M Sports.
This one (http://www.fuelly.com/driver/moonster98/320d) is an e90! At 30.1 MPG it is at the low end of the range. I'm going to throw that one out since it isn't an F30.
With the e90 removed, the distribution is:
Other interesting things I noticed. The two UK cars are both in the 44 slot. 4 of the 5 cars from Malaysia are at the low end of distribution. Then I went and looked at the BMW Malaysia website --> http://www.bmw.com.my/com/en/newvehi...ata/index.html -- The 320d EfficientDynamics isn't on the Malaysia website. The specs only show the regular 320d.
None of the 5 Malaysian cars are a 320d EfficientDynamics. Taking those cars out changes the distribution to mostly 40s but the sample size is getting very small.
THen I decided to look at some other cars:
There are only 2 current generation MINI Clubman D's on Fuelly. 43 and 46 mpg-US.
I couldn't find any BlueMotion Golfs on Fuelly. I did find 3 BlueMotion Polos. 45, 50 and 54 MPG.
Yes, the Prius does a little better than these cars. But the Prius isn't a driver's car. Neither is a Leaf which is one of the main reasons we don't have one.
Doesn't matter. Take any engine and you can get the same performance with a smaller hybrid for less fuel and emissions.
Maybe. If someone sold it. Here in the UK, I can buy a 320d ED for £28,410 On the road. Cars are priced "On the Road" and including all taxes and fees. A 320d M-Sport is £31,410.
An ActiveHybrid 3 SE is £40,565 and and ActiveHybrid 3 M-Sport is £43,565.
Apples to Oranges of course. The Active Hybrid is faster and uses far more fuel than the 320d. A fair comparison would be a 335i. 0-60 times are essentially the same. A 335i M-Sport lists for £37,870. Is the Hybrid really worth an extra £5700??
Peugeot and Citroen have started selling a few diesel hybrids. I haven't paid much attention to them as they power cars I'm not that interested in.
The models and equipment (standard and optional) illustrated in this post reflect my misunderstanding of vehicles supplied by BMW AG to the German market. In other EU member states, the truthyness of my posts may vary. Please ignore this post. Subject to change.
Last edited by Andrew*Debbie; 01-18-2013 at 02:41 AM.