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BMW 335d and X5d pricing announced

3-Series | November 11th, 2008 by 22
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I am currently attending the BMW live webcast which covers the upcoming launch of the diesel engines in the U.S. BMW has just announced the …

BMW 335d and X5d pricing announced

I am currently attending the BMW live webcast which covers the upcoming launch of the diesel engines in the U.S. BMW has just announced the pricing for the BMW 335d and the X5 xDrive35d:

  • BMW 335d – $44,725
  • BMW X5d -$52,025

All prices include shipping and handling and both qualify for the IRS Alternative Motor Vehicle Tax Credit.

The premium over the 335I vs. the 335d is $3200  and $1300 over the xi, definitely not the best price out there, but let’s wait and see if the bimmer fans will embrace the diesel movement. 

Update: Great webcast and many good questions. I will summarize some of them later on. It was an interesting question about the gas prices decrease and how would it affect the diesel engines launch. A graphic was shown, hopefully we will get access to that.

Update2: Still waiting on the answers and the webcast video, but in the mean time, here is the official press release

BMW 335d and X5d pricing announced

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 11, 2008… BMW of North America, LLC today announced pricing of the 335d Sedan and X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle, the first two BMW Advanced Diesels with BluePerformance.

The 335d Sedan will have an MSRP of $44,725, including destination and handling. The X5 xDrive35d SAV will have an MSRP of $52,025, also including destination and handling. BMW Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance represents an important new phase in BMW’s EfficientDynamics initiative in the US.

“This is an important launch for BMW,” said Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC. “Both of these vehicles have outstanding fuel efficiency while offering performance that delivers on the promise of the Ultimate Driving Machine. With up to nearly 600 miles of range, these BMW Advanced Diesels will be perfect for the way Americans drive.”

Both BMW Advanced Diesels will be eligible for the IRS Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit. Purchasers of the 335d will qualify for a maximum tax credit of $900 while purchasers of the X5 xDrive35d will qualify for a maximum tax credit of $1,550.

The production versions of the BMW 335d Sedan and X5 xDrive35d will make their North American debut next week at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.

  • Gragop

    Damn, I thought the 335i coupe was a lot. Good thing gas is only $2.30 where I am!

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Gragop: It was $1.79 in Indiana, a friend of mine told me yesterday.

    Great webcast by BMW, I will find out from them if on the next webcast anyone could attend. Great information and everyone was allowed to ask questions.

  • Gragop

    @Horatiu B.:

    It’s dropped below $2.00 for regular in parts of Georgia and South Carolina. It’s actually $2.30 for premium where I am.

  • beto_L.A.

    here in Los Angeles diesel is @ $3.39….but I know lots of people that are looking forward to get the 335d…

  • jwoz

    http://www.thenewsmarket.com
    This site with show the web cast in the near future. The web cast was a first and it was neat to be in the loop.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @jwoz: yup, it will be posted there very soon. And yes, this is the first webcast and I think the format was just great. BMW should definitely have more of those and keep the transparency.

  • Sam

    Next stop: Configurator for 335d. It’ll be like Christmas.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Sam: It should be up soon enough. Pricing was the missing piece

  • rcm3

    That seems awfully expensive considering the base price of the 335i is over 4 grand less (which also seems expensive….).

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @rcm3: The premium over the 335I vs. the 335d is $3200 and $1300 over the xi

    yeah, not cheap at all, but apparently, the diesel engine is really worth it. I will wait on the final decision until I drive one

  • hhhm3

    It does seem pricey, the X5 3.0i vs the 3.0d is about $5000!
    Give that the diesel is 30% more efficient it will still take ~5yrs until you see the saving benefit at the pumps.
    But I heard the new diesels engines are cleaner than the gas engines with a lot more torque and hold the resale value much better.
    I been waiting a year for the X5d to come out.
    It is also go that they have 0.9% financing on the 2009 335d and X5d. It should help in the sales, but I notice BMW Canada hasn’t introduced that yet on their 2009s, I guess they don’t want to sell as much as BMW USA…

  • jwoz

    335i D is about $2475 more then 335i considering you have a Automatic as standard equipment. Then a $900 tax break, so all said and done only $1575. Not a bad way to look at it.
    The X5D is $4100 and a $1550 tax break, making it $2550 more then the gas X5. Really not to bad.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @jwoz: I’m not sure if the tax break could be considered as trunk money, or rebate…maybe an accountant can tell us more.

  • jwoz

    I’m sure it’s not TM but when all said and done what comes out of the wallet, it helps.

  • BMW sales

    Another advertising perk: diesels run forever. People loved the Mercedes 280 turbo diesel because you could easily get 500K miles out of that one engine without major overhaul. Think about what that means when you add all the added technology from that era!

  • hhhm3

    Jwoz, where are you getting $4100 from?
    The X5d is 52,025 and the X5i is 47,100, so that is $4925 diff.

    I believe the $4100 is the diff between the x5d and x5i in Canada.
    I am not sure the tax credit of $1,550 is valid in Canada?
    What is that anyways, is it from the manufacture rebate credit or IRS thing?

  • jwoz

    $52025 includes $825 Destination. Base price is $51200 on diesel and 09 gas is $47100, both w/out destination.

  • jwoz

    2009 335i Gas base price $40100 plus Destination $825 PLUS Automatic Transmission $1325. ( Apples to Apples) = $42250

    2009 335i Diesel Base price 43900 ( includes Automatic Transmission) plus Destination $825= 44725

    $2475 Differance. IRS tax credit $900. All said and done $1575 differance. Look at it any way you want. This is what comes out of your pocket at the END.

  • Artmic

    Screw the Diesel ! bring the damn DCT over to the 335 already !

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  • SUBE555

    I drove the 335d that they had on the BMW Cancer Drive this summer and it was absolutely a phenomenal car! I really wanted the 335d in a Touring version a year and a half ago when I got my 335i Sedan, unfortunately it could not be had at that time. The biggest thing that disappoints me is the lack of a manual transmission, though it makes me feel a little better that it is not an option on the 335d in Europe also, though it is with the 330d. Regardless of the cost difference, it is one heck of a car and I very much welcome the new generation of diesel cars in the U.S.

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