ADAC's Gelber Engel Award Goes to BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition
The Gelber Engel prize is given every year in five different categories: Car, Innovation and Future, Quality and Personality. This year, the BMW F10 520d EfficientDynamics received the prize for the Car of the Future category, making it a first for any diesel engined car. Amazingly, the Toyota Prius 1.8 Plug-In Hybrid and the Yaris Hybrid received the second and third place.
The 520d EfficientDynamics BMW is equipped with a turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine that has an output of 184 HP (380 Nm of torque) and has several innovative options that allow it to achieve a combined fuel economy of just 4.5l/100km with 119g/km CO2 emissions that are furthermore reduced by the usage of a diesel particulate filter and oxidation catalyst with a NOx absorber.
This is achieved thanks to energy saving tires (with reduced roll resistance), an optimized gear shift indicator, brake energy regeneration, an adapted final drive ratio and a centrifugal pendulum absorber integrated in the dual-mass flywheel of the engine.
Due to all these innovations, the Nitrogen Oxide emissions already comply with the EU6 standards.