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Old 10-02-2007, 09:40 PM
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BMW to offer twin-turbo diesel in U.S.


Diesel engines have had a long history of success in Europe, where BMW has offered them for the past 24 years. Now the German auto maker is looking to bring that success to America, and to do it in style: the 3.0L six-cylinder twin turbo mill makes 286hp (213kW) and a massive 427lb-ft (578Nm) of torque in the Euro-spec 335d. BMW is also keen to emphasize that this is a very refined motor - itís not the rattling, foul smelling powerplant of your neighborís Ford pickup.

Which models will have the diesel powerhouse as an option, and how the engine will affect the price remains unannounced. The 335d and 535d sedans, and the 635d coupe will be available for test drives of the engine, however, so those models at least should have the option according to Wards Auto.

Perhaps the biggest point of interest of the new diesel is its efficiency: combined cycle tests yield 35mpg (6.7L/100km) compared to the 335iís six-cylinder petrol motor that scores a meager 20mpg (11.7L/100km) and only outputs 300hp (223kW) and 300lb-ft (406Nm) of torque. Unfortunately, there is no word yet on when the efficient and powerful oil-burners will appear in U.S. showrooms, but as the American dollar continues its dive and global oil prices continue to rise, itís nice to know you donít always have to give up performance to gain efficiency
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EXCELLENT news! BMW would wipe the floor with their diesel line up!
X3 included? 135d oh how sweet that wound sound too!!!!
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Any plans to put the twin turbo engine in an X5 ?
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the diesel engine is great one in Europe, but it's not a good choice here where I live right now...the Diesel here sucks!..and it can brick ur engine or just make u visit ur retailer every now and then...

my friend got a CLS Diesel and after only 3 weeks, he had to change a part, I don't know exactly what it is...but I remember that he payed 1700$!!

here I avoid every Turbo engine with petrol...imagine Diesel!!

anyway that will change when I'll move to US
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LM, on this issue of turbo diesel engines in NA, did BMW NA release a firm date for 08?
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Any plans to put the twin turbo engine in an X5 ?
Yeah, what he said! Inquiring minds want to know.

Good news on the Diesel, though. I may have to consider it.

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make them all diesels.
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LM, on this issue of turbo diesel engines in NA, did BMW NA release a firm date for 08?
No firm date yet but sometime in 2008.
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get the ball rollin' BMW we are all beggin' for diesels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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