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The BMW ECO-CHALLENGE…its on….

The ECO challenge begins…we’ve been set the task by Rybrook BMW over the course of this week to drive the brand new 320d ED, hot off the production line, we’ve got 2.5 days each at the helm….and have to get the most efficient figures to win the coveted RYBROOK CHALLENGE FUEL EFFICIENCY trophy, chequebook and pen……

The tax benefits for drivers of this impressive new model are outstanding (unless you live in Monaco or the Isle of Man or down the back of the sofa…) producing only 109 g/km of CO2 means that the 320d EfficientDynamics Saloon falls into the 13% Benefit-in-Kind band for company car drivers. And when combined with Vehicle Excise Duty of only £20 per year and impressive fuel consumption of 68.9 mpg, the running costs for this new model are truly staggering……

So day 1 car collected by Former TOP GEAR Female Rally Car Champion 1997 Shaz “skidpan” Bryan..who will be recording her fuel economy on twitter @owb_shari