A BMW 116d has managed to break the 100 mpg barrier, as the German based automaker has recently announced.
According to the car manufacturer, the BMW 116d has achieved 100 mpg (2.7 L / 100 km) over the 102 km from Brighton to London at the 2012 RAC Future Car Challenge. BMW says that the 116d in question has won the Best Internal Combustion Engine accolade.
“Hybrids and electric cars certainly have an important future, but it shows that people shouldn’t write off the internal combustion engine yet, as its efficiency is improving all the time”, said the found an editor of the green-car-guide.com, Paul Clarke.
The model can be bought in the United Kingdom from 20,355 GBP for the three-door, while the five-door version starts at 20,885 GBP. The mode is emitting just 99 grams per kilometer of CO2 and it qualifies for zero Vehicle Excise Duty, being exempt from the London Congestion Charge. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is done in 10.5 seconds and the top speed achieved is just over 190 km/h.