BMW recently took the wraps off the 3-Series facelift, but it seems they are already planning to expand the model lineup.

BMW recently took the wraps off the 3-Series facelift, but it seems they are already planning to expand the model lineup.

A company insider cited by Auto Express says a Sport version of the frugal 320d EfficientDynamics is in the works and as the name implies will combine the more dynamic appearance of the Sport trim with the fuel economy brought by the ED technology. In other words, expect to see beefier bumpers, 17-inch wheels, body-hugging seats and other sporty touches in a car that will have a combined fuel consumption of just 3.8 - 4.3 liters / 100 km.

Power will come from a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine producing 163 PS (120 kW) sent to the wheels through an optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission which will enable the model to emit just 99 g/km. The report also mentions the availability of a standard six-speed manual transmission and in this case the model will be a bit thirstier by consuming 3.9 - 4.3 liters / 100 km and emitting 102 g/km.

For the moment there aren't any plans to offer an equivalent version of the 520d, but that could change if the 320d EfficientDynamics Sport will turn out to be a success.

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