The BMW 335d has been spotted again in Germany. Our friend Adit pointed out a few interesting things and put together an amazing short analysis.
This is an US spec model because of the front reflector. It probably is also a 335d since there is the urea replacement port on the rear left portion of the body.
The new iDrive is more than likely present in this car because:
– 2nd optical drive is missing and the track buttons have been moved under the 6FL buttons.
– The 2 customizable buttons have been removed from the steering wheel and is the same as the non-iDrive counterpart.
Confirmation of US model again since it says FM/AM and Mode instead of 7 and 8 for 6FL. Additionally, the speedometer is in MPH and there is only a front fog light button, again only in the US.
Finally, the signals in the back look red and not amber tinged as in the rest of the world.
Back in April, BMW announced that the BMW 335d and the X5d will be coming to the States in October '08, but a recent rumor going around says that the BMW diesel engines launch in the U.S will be delayed.[Source: Bimmerpost and photos Schneider ]
More photos after the jump