The first generation of BMW’s 120d model was produced in the years 2007-2011. But the need for innovations and the general development of the technology had driven the need to perfection to the limit. That is how a new generation of powerful diesel engines appeared in 2011. The company presented the redesigned 120d hatchback which acquired new dimensions and new performance indicators.
The second0generation vehicle has 1.6-liter engine, coupled to eight-speed automatic transmission. The car is able to deliver 168 horsepower. Another option is to choose a 2.0-liter engine which produces 115-181 horsepower. The car makes 100km/hour in almost 7 seconds. Each element of the starter is equipped with the special components which reduce the amount of fuel consumption significantly. The car is eco-friendly, while the amount of carbon dioxide emissions is not higher than 120g/km. The car is very practical in a way that the amount of fuel used for 100km is about 4.9 liters.
As compared to the previous generation, the wheelbase is extended for 3cm. The trim is 8.5 cm longer than the predecessor. Despite these new dimensions, the general weight reduced for 30kg. The renewed chassis have made the car softer, while new bumpers were added. The designers made the car much more attractive. The redesigned fog lights together with a modified grille make the car aggressive and masculine.
As for the interior, it became more spacious. The rear seats have enough space for legs, which was a drawback of the previous models. The trunk capacity is about 360 liters with seats up, and 1200 liter with rear seats down. The cabin has a bit lowered ceiling, but the general aesthetics remained the same. The equipment is very modern: the instrument panel has a 6.5-inch screen, looking like a small TV-set. The special interface provides great control of the amenities and the equipment: navigation system, audio system and even browser.
The dynamics of the car make it very competitive with closest rivals, but in many aspects the cart fails to outperform them. The price is decent for the performance and the general technical equipment of the model.