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Published on November 7th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro


BMW Reveals Plans For Slew Of Upcoming Diesel Models

The diesels are coming, the diesels are coming! America may be short on diesel-powered cars right now, but the next few years promise an influx of modern diesel engines across a variety of brands, including the Ultimate Driving Machine, BMW. Leaked plans for a variety of diesel Bimmers have hit the Internet…and I like what I see.

BMW is launching diesel engines across its entire lineup, starting with the popular 3-series sedan in early 2013, followed by the 3-series sportwagon in the second half of the year. The larger BMW 5 series will also get a diesel engine as well as the BMW X5 SUV. In 2014 the even-bigger BMW 7 series and X3 will receive diesel engines as well, meaning diesel will be offered across the BMW lineup.

The engines coming to U.S. shores are a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, and a 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbodiesel. The 4-cylinder diesel will make 180 horsepower and 280 ft-lbs of torque, while the inline-six will offer 265 horsepower and 425 ft-lbs of torque, while returning between 30 and 40 mpg on the highway. That sounds very promising indeed.

While BMW has offered diesel engines in the U.S. for a few years now, they haven’t found too many takers. But it looks like BMW is ready to make a big play here in the U.S., and now could be the time to strike. This also corresponds with plans to bring a MINI diesel to the U.S. as well (BMW owns MINI).

Interest in diesel engines, and even sales of diesel-powered vehicles, are on the rise. With the right marketing, BMW could become a leader in diesel vehicle sales. All that torque combined with excellent fuel economy is sure to be a winning combo in today’s new car market.

Leave it to ze Germans to turn America onto diesel.

Source: Autoblog via F30Post.com

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Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. When he isn't wrenching or writing, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.

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