BMW ‘greener than Audi’

 
German auto giant BMW has stated it is greener than fellow prestigious manufacturers Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar.

BMW’s claim follows research from CleanGreenCars.co.uk that shows the brand has a fleet average of 142grams of CO2 per kilometre (g/km), a five per cent improvement on 2010’s figures.

This figure is lower than that of its high-end competitors as Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar average 145g/km, 163g/km and 197g/km respectively and BMW argues its cars represent the greenest choice for those conscious of a vehicle’s impact on the environment.

The marque also won the best executive car at the What Car? Green Car Awards for its 318d Saloon. Editor in chief of the publication Chas Hallett said the vehicle offered a “great premium driving experience”.

He added: “It also costs a measly £30 a year to tax. It is equipped with a great 2.0-litre diesel engine that pulls strongly and … [has] excellent poise.”

In another award for BMW, the 730Ld Saloon recently beat 32 other executive motors to be given the top prize at the Professional Driver Car of the Year Awards, reviewed by a panel of more than 30 judges from the chauffeuring and private hire sector.

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