Friday, March 4, 2011

Diesel BMW 5 Series more Fuel Efficient thanToyota Prius

In a 900km London to Geneva test, the BMW 520D sporting a 2.0 Litre diesel engine outperforms the petrol hybrid Toyota Prius. The BMW520D featuring regenerative braking, achieved 17.8 KM/L (41.9MPG), while the Toyota Prius achieved 17.0 KM/L (40.1MPG).

However, the article stated that during urban conditions, the Prius might be more efficient due to the hybrid drive train. The verdict? Do you want to save fuel in a Prius or a BMW 520D? Costs of the vehicle aside, the answer is obvious. 

Vital Statistics
Model BMW 520d SE
Engine 1995cc, four cylinders
Power 177bhp @ 4000rpm
Torque 258 lb ft @ 1750rpm
Transmission Six-speed manual 
 0-62mph (0-100km/h): 8.3sec
Top speed (230km/h) 144mph 

Model Toyota Prius T Spirit
Engine 1497cc, four cylinders
Electric motor 50kW/67bhp
Power 77bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 295 lb ft (motor) 85 lb ft (engine)
Transmission CVT automatic 
 0-62mph (0-100km/h): 10.9sec
Top speed (170km/h) 106mph ) 

Article Source: Gearlog