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Possible: BMW 335d delayed until early next year

3-Series | August 5th, 2008 by 7

We have just learned that the new BMW 335d has been delayed until early next year. No information on what is causing the delayed launch, …

We have just learned that the new BMW 335d has been delayed until early next year. No information on what is causing the delayed launch, but we’ll get back to you

Update: Conflicting information are being reported. According to cars.com, the BMW Head of PR, Tom Plucinski, stated that no delays are expected and the car should launch in November. We updated the title until we can confirm with another source.

We should find out more information soon and I really hope that the delay is not real. Many people I know are holding off for the 335d. As some of our readers commented already, at $5/gallon, the 3 Series diesel might not be so “hot” in the end.

  • http://bangledbimmer.blogspot.com Bangled

    Considering the price restructuring and the negligible fuel efficiency gains of the 335d as compared to the 335i there is no reason for BMW to bring over the 335d at this time. They’d be much better suited to bring over the 323d, 320d, 123d the 118d, and some of their other magnificent diesels in response to the current increase in vehicle cost as well as fuel costs. Maybe the US will finally be the beneficiary of the full line of BMWs. They are poised like no other luxury manufacturer to take advantage of the current market conditions. Maybe then I’ll be able to procure my beloved Alpina D3!

  • http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2008/08/diesel-bmw-335d.html Dave T.

    Actually BMW just confirmed it will be on sale in Nov as a refreshened 2009
    http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2008/08/diesel-bmw-335d.html

  • Mark

    Maybe they are worried that with diesel being at nearly $5/gallon, sales will not be worth it…..I have always felt that unless a 335D or any other BMW diesel gets substantially BETTER mileage than its gas using equivalent, then why bother with a diesel??

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Dave T.: Dave, I hope that’s true, but I don’t think anything is set in stone as of now.

  • Jake C

    I agree with Mark. Especially not placing a pricing premium on the Diesel.

    - J

  • http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2008/08/diesel-bmw-335d.html Dave T.

    do BMW buyers care what gas costs? Mercedes’ diesels sell very well in the U.S. even if in limited numbers.

  • Jake C

    As a BMW owner I can say yes I do care what gas costs. Especially since Diesel is being sold for more than Premium? Isn’t the point of a diesel to give you more MPG and actually save the consumer money on the cost of gas in the long run?

    - J

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