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Speed and economy from diesel coupe

BMW has released details of its new Euro IV-compliant six-cylinder diesel coupe which will reach dealers in March.

With carbon dioxide emissions of 177g/km and falling into the 21% tax bracket from April 2004, the 330Cd SE boasts 204bhp at 4,000rpm and 302lb-ft of torque at 1,500rpm.

The car will accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds and will go on to a top speed of 151mph, with fuel consumption of 42.8mpg on the combined cycle.

The 330Cd, costing £29,400 OTR, is also covered by BMW's Service Inclusive package, providing free servicing and maintenance over three years/60,000 miles.

Prices of existing BMW models have been increased by £100, but all 3-series and X5 models come with a CD player as standard, bringing them in line with the rest of the range.

BMW's tyre pressure warning system now becomes standard on 3-series coupe and convertible models, and a third three-point rear seatbelt will not be fitted as standard to all 3-series models except the convertible.

BMW 318i coupe models will also now be offered in ES specification for £20,995, including sports suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels and an M leather steering wheel. Also, the BMW 525d SE will go on sale in March, with an updated Euro IV-compliant 2.5-litre common rail diesel.

The new 525d produces 177bhp (up from 163bhp in the last 5-series) with 295lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm.

The car covers the 0-62mph sprint in 8.2 seconds, offers 42.2mpg on the combined cycle and has carbon dioxide emissions of 179g/km. Prices start at £28,050 OTR.

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