BMW will release their cleanest and most economical car to date later this year. The BMW 116d will get over 64mpg.

BMW will launch their most fuel efficient and cleanest car ever later this year. The new BMW 116d gets a remarkable 64.2mpg, with CO2 emissions at just 118 grams per kilometer.

Using the same, albeit detuned, diesel four-banger as the 118d and 120d, the new car will be pushed around with 116hp. The engine also produces 192 ft-lb of torque at 1,750 rpm, giving the three-door a 0-62mph time of 10.2 seconds. As a five-door the car reaches 62mph a tenth-of-a-second slower. Top speed for both is 125mph.

Its Band B rating, a ranking based on emissions testing, which means the car will cost its new owner only £35 per year in taxes.

The new BMW 116d three-door starts at £17,605, including taxes and license fees. BMW's five-door version starts at £18,135. Sales for the clean duo begins in March 2009.

Gallery: BMW launches 116d with 64mpg - their most fuel efficient car (UK)