Meanwhile, in our weekly fuel economy test, we tested so many low-fuel cars that even such a great value 4.00 liters / 100 km The new BMW 320d Touring is no longer enough for a new record. Fuel costs of mid-range combination with 190 hp and 2.0 liter diesel are included 5.04 euros for 100 kilometers,
This makes the car one of the most economical family cars. But there are some cars that beat him. These include the Peugeot 508 BlueHDi 130 (a sedan but the van will perform similarly) and the 136 hp Opel Insignia Sports Tourer 1.6 CDTi, which both needed 3.80 liters / 100 km. Obviously, they are significantly weaker than our 190 horsepower model and are not in the premium segment, but vehicle size and class are the same.
Still unrivaled is the Spark King among the big diesel models, the 3.60 liter Mercedes E220d Convertible, while the 4.35 liter Volvo V60 D4 Geartronic.
The BMW 320d Touring continues to save fuel in all driving conditions, from mixed use in city and out of town, with 5.5 liters, to the (Italian) highway, where consumption of 6.0 liters was also under control.
Bigger, of course, is the traffic consumption of Rome, where the 320d Touring doesn't really look good: 9.8 liters were. In an extremely economical direction, we reached 3.7 liters, and the highest consumption we had (rising with a lot of gas) was less beautiful: 28.4 liters.
car: BMW 320d Touring Automatic
Date of the test: October 18, 2019
Time: cheerful, 23 degrees
Total traveled: 1.100 km
Average speed on Rome-Forli route: 80 km / h
Tires: Bridgestone Turanza T005 Run Flat – 225/40 R19 front, 255/35 R19 rear
Consumption and costs
Onboard computer monitor: 3.9 l / 100 km
Fuel consumption at pump: 4.1 l / 100 km
Means from these numbers: 4.00 liters / 100 km
Fuel price: 1,26 Euro / liter (diesel)
Fuel costs: 5.04 Euro / 100 km
And so we determine the consumption
If you have a friend after consuming your cars ask, it probably gives you a value that you don't claim to be scientific. Maybe he read the value on the onboard computer or kept the fuel bills and used them to calculate fuel consumption. Similarly, we determine the test consumption: it is calculated as the average value of the on-board computer and the consumption determined at the gas station. Test cars are always driven by Fabio Gemelli of Motor1.com Italy. The journalist usually drives over the weekend from the editorial office in Rome to his hometown, Forlì (in Emilia-Romagna). At the same time, he intentionally manages the cars in moderation: he is just below top speed (on the Italian highway: 130 km / h), avoids sudden acceleration and braking and moves on. The Roma-Forlì test track is about 360 kilometers long and includes 65% of freeway (expressway, speed limit between 90 and 110 km / h), 25% of Autostrada (highway, speed limit of 130 km / h), five% Strada Statale (highway, speed limit) 90 km / h) and five percent of city traffic. It crosses the Apennines, so the track also contains gradients. The average speed is usually 70 to 80 km / h. At the end of the journey, our tester looks at the on-board computer screen and calculates (on cars with an internal combustion engine) pump consumption. It is measured "from full to full", where it means complete: Refueling is completed at the first click of the fuel tip. So Fabio averages. However, we calculate costs based on German prices (average costs according to ADAC at the time of publication). For electric cars, we use the consumption of onboard computers and the average electricity price of German homes, as indicated at www.stromauskunft.de. For natural gas and LPG vehicles, the average price of www.gas-tankstellen.de is triggered.