Poll: Are you thinking of buying a Diesel?

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After years of speculations and rumors, BMW has finally announced the introduction of a new diesel engine for the North American market. At a press …

After years of speculations and rumors, BMW has finally announced the introduction of a new diesel engine for the North American market. At a press event in Munich, the company confirmed that a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine will arrive on this side of the pond in the feature. The Munich-based automaker refrained to comment on what models will be powered by the highly-efficient diesel, but if our guesses are reasonably accurate then we should see a 320d or 325d in the future.

The N47 TwinPower oil burner produces 184 bhp and 380 Nm (280 lb ft) and currently powers the 320d model in Europe and is rated at 52 MPG.

Along with the four-cylinder diesel, BMW will also add a new 3.0 liter six-cylinder diesel unit to its fleet. The all-new engine will replace the unit found in the current X5 xDrive35d model and previously offered in the 335d Sedan. The engine is expected to output 255 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque between 1500-3000 rpm. We believe the powerful diesel will make its way into the 335d and X5 35d models.

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Previous generation E90 335d was rated at 29 MPG, while the outgoing X5 xDrive35d diesel is rated at 19/26 mpg city/highway.

Currently Audi offers a four-cylinder diesel in their A3 TDI, while Mercedes-Benz may sell four-cylinder diesel engines in a handful of U.S.-spec cars in the near future. The Stuttgart-based automaker currently offers a 3.0 liter oil burner in their E350 BlueTec model.

With all of these being said, let’s have a look at the poll below and share with us your impressions in the comments box.

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29 responses to “Poll: Are you thinking of buying a Diesel?”

  1. Pazzi says:

    Why not a 5-series? Say a 535d? Why does the North American driver isn’t given the same consideration?

    • Horatiu B. says:

      We don’t know if there will be, there could be, just don’t have any official info on it.

    • Alex says:

      People in this country think diesel fuel is for trains and semi trucks, not cars. It’s also more expensive here compared to gasoline than it is in Europe. Most of the time when I see someone with a diesel car (not a pickup) they don’t even know the difference, got it because it was readily available for cheap, or it was a hand me down. It boils down to the hybrid hype is huge in this country and people stereotype diesels as unsuitable for your average car.

      • mckillio says:

        It’s not always more expensive and it’s definitely not always more expensive than premium gas. I found diesel 2 cents cheaper than regular just the other day. One of the biggest reasons diesel is more expensive is because the government taxes it more.

    • FlightlessFarmer says:

      The 5-series exists… my father drives an X5 diesel, has had it for a little over a year, though I believe BMW shipped it special for him from Europe even though it has a North America driving setup :)

  2. Alex says:

    Only if I they offer it with a standard transmission.

    • John Jay says:

      BMW is pushing the bounds of fuel efficiency due to their 8 speed automatic transmissions. Their automatics now get better gas mileage than their manuals.

      • Alex says:

        I know, but I’d be willing to sacrifice one mile per gallon or so if I could have a more enticing drive.

  3. kenny says:

    I’ve got a 320d e90 lci with 177hp and believe me it’s more than enough for normal drivers. The economy is superb and the ride is quite sporty. Manual transmission is just one of the best you can find. If you have some extra cash of course grab a 3 liter version.. the torque is brutal.

  4. BMW The Best says:

    I think that BMW should bring more diesels to North America (especially the 5 Series) as well as the touring version of the 5 Series.

  5. elgee says:

    already have one! :)

  6. Spiderman says:

    gran coupe M650xD with triturbo rules

  7. Mdrei says:

    X3 diesel for me.

  8. fred says:

    F31 Diesel Touring with a MANUAL transmission.

    • h_h says:

      This would be a promising configuration.

      Of course, the other important requirement is that it should be at no additional increase in the sticker price. Manufacturers who try to sell diesels at a major price premium shouldn’t be rewarded with a sale.

  9. Tor says:

    Id prefer US offered diesels get comparable mileage to European models…40+mpg; been waiting for more than two years for a crossover.

  10. Hermes77 says:

    Bimmer’s 2.0 diesel engine and other 3.0 tunings are way overdue! Look at the variances provided by MB & Audi… What are you waiting for, bimmer? Get diesels on all the X series first, not some illogical 335d…

  11. VRUSS says:

    Luv my X535D and gets 28 – 30 MPG highway at 70 – 80 MPH. Hope BMW puts a diesel in the X1 or 3 series. 3 series need to have back seats fold down for hauling golf clubs as standard option ….

  12. VRUSS says:

    BTW I saw a x5 diesel the other night with no markings 9 no X5 on tailgate or xdrive35d on the fenders. There were no holes indicating the removal. Anyone else see this anywhere?

  13. Robertusmax says:

    I will do anything I can do to have bottom-busting grunt, high terminal velocity AND state of the art technology with great fuel efficiency. I want a big, tough, fast turbo Diesel Hybrid that I can RACE as well hauling groceries, children, and touring while using it to beat the kids at the drag strip (aka stop signs). Gimme, gimme, gimme ALL of these criteria…

  14. cf says:

    I hope that BMW sell us the same shit that they have selled in Europe. The N47 engine gives to many problems. Just make a serch in google. And look http://avaaz.org/en/petition/BMW_N47_engine_recall/

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