First of all, Happy New Year everyone. This is our first article in 2008 and what's better than starting with one of our favorite subjects: BMW diesel engines coming to the US. We all heard or read the rumors before and then some more, but this time, the rumor becomes a latest news and an official confirmation.
We have just learned that BMW North America will unveil the BMW 335d at the Detroit Auto Show that starts next week. The 335d will achieve 0-62 mph in 6.2 seconds with a fuel economy of 23/33 mpg. Other models and engines have been announced as well, such as the new BMW X5 powered by a diesel engines, code named xDrive 35d. The new engine will apparently be a 265 horsepower 3.0-liter inline-six with twin turbos capable of 425 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm.
As we have mentioned here in the past, we think that BMW will start their "diesel" campaign in the U.S with the X5 and the 335. The new X5 with diesel will scoot to 62 mph in approximately 7.2 seconds with fuel economy of 19/25 mpg.
To reduce emissions, the new engine features a Urea system with an AdBlue tank system that'll get changed for the first four years or 50,000 miles by BMW technicians.
Stay tuned, I'm sure more news will come out at the Detroit Show.