The Most Efficient Diesel Saloons Available
Even though diesel prices have hit their lowest price in five years, drivers are still concerned
with how often they have to fill up. Typically, saloons aren’t the most economical kind of cars so
choosing a model with an efficient diesel engine should be your priority. Here are three of the
best available right now.
BMW 3-Series Saloon 320d ED Plus, from £32,035
The BMW 3-Series is not only one of the bestselling executive cars in the UK, it’s also one of
most highly regarded diesel cars. This latest Saloon 320d ED Plus is also one of the most
economical in its class, too, thanks to the strides that the company has made with its
EfficientDynamics technology. The official mpg of the vehicle is 69 mpg, though real-world
tests found around 50 mpg to be the norm. This results in an indicative fuel cost of 10.8p per
mile. Tailpipe CO2 emissions are also 102 g/km, putting this BMW 3 Series Saloon into Car Tax
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon C 200 BlueTec SE, from £29,380
In 2015, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class overtook BMW’s 3-Series to break into the top ten best
selling cars in the UK. While the real-world 52 mpg doesn’t quote match up to the 72 mpg that
Mercedes-Benz claims, it’s still respectable in its class. This means the Saloon C 200 BlueTec
SE narrowly improves on the 320d ED Plus with an indicative fuel cost of 10.2p per mile.
Similarly, tailpipe CO2 emissions are 101 g/km, placing the vehicle into Car Tax Band B.
Audi A4 Saloon 2.0 TDI SE ultra 150PS, from £29,150
Last, but not least, is the Audi A4 Saloon. While it may not be able to compete with the sales of
the A3, the A4 really stepped up where it counts this generation. It comes with a 2-litre engine
and a manual 6-speed transmission that can reach a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 in 8.9
seconds. The 2.0 TDI SE ultra 150PS model advertises an official 74 mpg rating, though real-
world tests actually place this around 54 mpg, resulting in an indicative fuel cost of 10p per mile.
Tailpipe CO2 emissions of 99 g/km are also amongst the best in its class, putting the vehicle into
Car Tax Band A.
Combining stylish looks, premium components, and practical results, it’s easy to see why all of
these vehicles have become a popular choice for business use. Take a look here to see more of
your options and find out which is the right choice for you.