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BMW 335d on the 2010 North American Car of the Year Short List

3-Series | October 1st, 2009 by 2
335d 2010 North American Car of the year

North American car shows season is just around the corner and journalists across the country are gathering to rank the top automobiles in 2010. 2010 …

North American car shows season is just around the corner and journalists across the country are gathering to rank the top automobiles in 2010.

2010 North American Car of the Year top starts with an extensive list of vehicles, but as time progresses, some are being eliminated. On the initial list, BMW was represented by the BMW Z4, X5 xDrive35d, 335d and the new 5 Series GT. After the initial round, three out of four have been eliminated, but the 3 Series sedan diesel continues the race.

BMW has been out of the American diesel market for around 20 years now and they marked their return last  year with the  twin-sequential-turbocharged 3.0L diesel engine for the newly refreshed 335. BMW’s first 50-state-legal diesel delivers 265 hp at 4220 rpm, and an all too fun 425 lb-ft of torque between 1750 and 2250 rpm. Driving through a six-speed automatic transmission, this engine will propel the 335d from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 sec while delivering 23 mpg city and 36 mpg on the highway.

335d 2010 North American Car of the yearThe 335d finds itself in the company of some other great cars and it will be difficult to anticipate who advances further, and even harder to predict the big winner.

The 2010 North American Car of the Year Short List:

  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Ford Fusion/Fusion Hybrid
  • Ford Taurus
  • Honda Insight
  • Kia Soul
  • Mazda3/MazdaSpeed3
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Porsche Panamera
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Suzuki Kizashi
  • Toyota Prius
  • Volkswagen Golf/GTI

The 2010 North American Truck of the Year Short List:

  • Acura ZDX
  • Audi Q5
  • Cadillac SRX
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Honda Crosstour
  • Land Rover LR4
  • Lincoln MKT
  • Subaru Outback
  • Volvo XC60

[Source: MotorAuthority ]

  • Frederico Silva

    Omg honda crosstour over a bmw X6? this world gone wild…

  • mark

    I’m really happy with the list and amma gonna let you finish but you forgot to add the BMW to the list of contenders.

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