BMW USA 2017 diesel lineup delayed due to extra scrutiny from federal agencies

Engines | July 15th, 2016 by 9
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BMW has confirmed to AutoGuide that the BMW’s 2017 diesel lineup for the U.S. market is being delayed due to extra scrutiny from federal agencies. …

BMW has confirmed to AutoGuide that the BMW’s 2017 diesel lineup for the U.S. market is being delayed due to extra scrutiny from federal agencies.

“In light of recent events, agencies are taking longer to certify diesel models for the US,” said BMW spokesperson Hector Arellano-Belloc, “but there has been no indication that BMW’s diesel models do not meet all requisite emission standards or that there is a defeat device in the vehicle.”

As a result of the massive Volkswagen diesel scandal, U.S. federal agencies are being extra careful to test and certify diesel vehicles.

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Furthermore, the BMW of North America spokesman Arellano-Belloc says the delay is caused by “testing logistics” and that production of the models will not begin until homologation has been finalized.

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For Model Year 2017, BMW will sell six diesels – the 328d sedan and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 535d sedan and 535d xDrive Sports Wagon, X3 xDrive28d and X5 xDrive35d. Last year, diesels accounted for about six percent of the company’s total U.S. sales. It remains to be seen if the new G30 5 Series will fall under this restriction as well.

BMW has not indicated when it expects its diesel models to be available at dealers.

9 responses to “BMW USA 2017 diesel lineup delayed due to extra scrutiny from federal agencies”

  1. raleedy says:

    Buried lead? 5-series (G31) wagon coming to the U.S. in 2017????

    • Pictor says:

      It doesn’t say G30 and other reports also point to a 540d for the G30. Read the story above with a grain of salt.

      • raleedy says:

        Fine. We know that the F10/F11 is out of production with the end of the 2016 model year, and the article also mentions a 5-series diesel sedan for 2017 (G30), so I am not sure what you are saying with respect to the indication that there will also be a diesel 5-series wagon for the US market. There are published rumors that the 3-series sport wagon will be discontinued in the U.S. It would be nice to have some reliable information.

        • Horatiu B. says:

          This is not the the G30.

          • raleedy says:

            In that case I think you owe your readers a more thorough and lucid explanation of what you are talking about when you mention six diesels for the US market for 2017, including a 535xd Sports Wagon. What we know is (a) there is no F11 model in the US market now; (b) the F10 series ends production in October 2016 with the 2016 model; (c) the G30 5 series is to be introduced as a 2017 model at the Detroit auto show; and (d) there has been no publicity about a G30 series wagon for the US market. Could you please put the information in the above post (on 2017 model year diesel cars in the US market) in that context, or make corrections as necessary to what I have just written? Thanks.

          • Horatiu B. says:

            It’s always tough to cover ALL markets. Each one of them has a different production cycle. Like US calls all models now 2017 while others 2016. So based on this, the G30 for US would be 2018.

          • John says:

            I’m confused. Is any 5 series wagon coming to North America?

          • Senne says:

            Why do you even care?? You don’t like BMW anyways. -_-

        • Pictor says:

          The 2017 F07 production starts this month so the current 5 will have a 2017 model year in the form of the GT. Although I doubt BMW will introduce a new engine in that model.

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