Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 22, 2010… For the second year in a row, BMW is honored to be named as one of the Top 10 Green Cars for 2010 by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. The BMW 335d Sedan has been named to the list both years since it went on sale in 2009, affirming BMW’s commitment to sustainability.
According to Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, in being considered for the green Top 10, each vehicle was required to offer fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions superior to the bulk of vehicles in its class, and at the same time provide all the safety, creature comforts and driving enjoyment that would make it pleasant to own.
In describing the BMW 335d, the kbb.com editors said, “To most passersby the 335d looks like any other BMW 3 Series. To the driver, however, the 335d is something truly special. To the styling, luxury, and refinement of the standard 3 Series, the 335d adds a six-cylinder diesel engine. Immediate power, robust acceleration and 36 miles per gallon highway fuel economy make us wish more cars featured a diesel option.”
BMW’s commitment to reduce harmful emissions and help protect the environment is unique in the automobile industry. Rather than focus on just a few models, BMW places its EfficientDynamics principles to all of its vehicles by using lightweight components in key areas, new technologies for improved powertrain efficiency and more importantly, planned sustainability for the long term reduction of fuel consumption and emissions output.
The BMW 335d Sedan achieves a fuel efficiency rating of 23 mpg (city) and 36 mpg (highway), netting a range of 580 miles in regular driving. Thanks to the standard Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance technology, the 335d combines the driving dynamics and refinement of a premium automobile with the most current and demanding standards for preserving resources and reducing emissions. Despite a 0-60mph acceleration time of 6.0 seconds, the 335d is the single most fuel-efficient BMW passenger vehicle ever imported to the United States.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 336 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 143 BMW motorcycle retailers, 94 MINI passenger car dealers, and 31 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
The BMW Group
With its three brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – the BMW Group is one of the world’s most successful premium manufacturers of cars and motorcycles. It operates internationally with 24 production sites in 13 countries and a global sales network with representation in more than 140 countries.
During the financial year 2009, the BMW Group sold approximately 1.29 million cars and more than 87,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for 2009 was euro 413 million, revenues totaled euro 50.68 billion. At 31.December 2009, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 96,000 employees.
Long-term thinking and responsible action have long been the foundation of the BMW Group’s success. Striving for ecological and social sustainability along the entire value-added chain, taking full responsibility for our products and giving an unequivocal commitment to preserving resources are prime objectives firmly embedded in our corporate strategies. For these reasons, the BMW Group has been sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the last five years.