BMW ready for September WLTP changes to vehicle emission testing

Published on 09th August 2018 at 09:00

From September 2018, all cars must have been homologated under the new WLTP test cycle which is designed to better replicate real life driving conditions.

The BMW Group has published revised fuel economy and emissions data for its entire range of vehicles in accordance with the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

This means the full range of BMW and MINI vehicles sold in Ireland is now fully compliant with the new test regime well ahead of the September 2018 deadline.

The more stringent criteria as demanded by WLTP test requirements has resulted in an average 8gm/km across the BMW range, with the MINI average increase is 5 g/km.

BMW’s electric and plug-in hybrid range performed particularly well with the top-selling BMW 530e increasing by just 3 grams to 49 g/km.

Paulo Alves, Managing Director at BMW Group Ireland said: “Customers can have confidence that the full range of BMW Group vehicles is compliant with the new testing requirements and offers a more compelling value proposition than ever when compared with alternative brands.”

“Buyers can also be sure that the figures supplied for all our vehicles are future-proof providing certainty in terms of future cost,” said Mr Alves.

“With every vehicle offered compliant ahead of the new WLTP requirement deadline, we have good availability with factory orders available on all models,” concluded Alves.

To make the transition to this new testing procedure as smooth as possible, BMW Ireland has developed helpful information for fleet buyers and customers to get a deeper understanding of the topic. This can be found on