Confirmed: 2.0 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine coming to U.S.

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Over the last few months we have heard rumors of a new diesel powerplant coming to the U.S. market. The rumored engine was a 2.0 …

Over the last few months we have heard rumors of a new diesel powerplant coming to the U.S. market. The rumored engine was a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel that would produce 184 horsepower. While BMW has yet to make an official statement, we have heard today through multiple channels that indeed the Munich-based automaker is will be introducing a 2.0 liter diesel to U.S. customers.

What it remains unknown is which variant of the 4-cylinder diesel will they use. Currently BMW offers 184 bhp and 380 Nm (280 lb ft) of torque, and also a twin-turbo variant of the same displacement but with 204 bhp and 400 Nm (295 lb ft) of torque. The U.S. market will see the TwinPower single turbo engine.

Jason Cammisa of Automobile Mag says the engine is the single-turbo version. The engine currently powers the 320d model in Europe and is rated at 52 MPG. We believe BMW will use the 320d or 325d designation for U.S. models.

Confirmed: 2.0 liter 4 cylinder diesel engine coming to U.S.

Furthermore, MotorTrend now reports that a 3.0 liter diesel inline-six will also be added to the U.S. portfolio.The all-new engine will replace the unit found in the current X5 xDrive35d model and previously offered in the 335d Sedan. U.S.-market specifications are still being ironed out, but it’s expected to produce close to 255 hp, and 413 lb-ft of torque between 1500-3000 rpm. In the X5 xDrive35d, the outgoing diesel is rated at 19/26 mpg city/highway.

Both engines will be paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission to further increase fuel efficiency. To comply with California emission laws, the powerplant will utilize a urea-based selective catalyst reduction (SCR) system.

It remains unknown if the engine will also be used in 5 Series models.

  • Jurgen

    Amazing news!!! For a German guy living in the U.S., this is amazing news! Now give me a 325d with 50MPG and I am happy

  • Mike S.

    Finally!!! Now I can drop my Lexus hygrids and get a car that it’s cleaner and more efficient


      yes we will see it in the 328 , with 40 mpg thats great !!

  • Dave

    I wish they would consider the twin-turbo version, but hey, I’ll take it. That MPG is amazing and plenty of power for me since I live in NYC and not much speeding

  • mckillio

    Best news I’ve heard all day. I can’t picture the 184hp in a 3-series or bigger though and why would they go to a weaker version of the 3.0?

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  • jp45654

    Fantastic news. Don’t be mislead by the 184hp rating, this engine is very ‘torquee’ and is well suited to commuting in North America. Bravo BMW!

  • Donald S.

    God I’ve been waiting for this forever. I remember you guys talking about a 2.0 liter diesel since 2009. Let’s bring it here BMWNA! The sooner the better.

    • Casco Bay Sailor

      I agree. I’ve been pleading with BMWNA for two years. Hope the rumors of only an AT are wrong, although all the data I’ve seen on AT’s show better mileage, so if they are looking for mpg bragging rights, they will probably use the AT

  • bboothy

    Put it in the X1/Countryman and I will be first in line!

  • Fake name

    No manual? Then I’m not buying.

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  • LaMa

    finally. get me a 320d Wagon with 2WD !!!! and I will sign my name on the papers. This is a great decision and will BMW extremely strong in the US market. No other manufacturer offers anything this economical that actually drives like a fun car.
    Good by Prius good by hybrids, welcome 4 cyl diesel from BMW.
    Prius and others sales will be hurt significantly by this, especially if the 120d will be offered. a sub 40k USD car that is same size as Prius, cost about same and will deliver about same economy but one is a FWD Toyota and the other is a RWD BMW.

  • PHZ

    About freakin time!

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  • Otto

    Right on time!!
    Few weeks after the WHO officially declared Diesel engine gas carcinogen, our US friends would finally enjoy it too.
    And btw, the 2 liter is worth 218 bhp now as seen in the 125d, not 204 anymore.

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  • Fred

    320d Wagon with a Manual Transmission please.

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