According to a respectable and trusted unnamed source, oh wait, I meant recent rumor spreader, the Bavarians at BMW are thinking about sending more diesel engines to the U.S.
In first respects, word’s going round on how the first BMWs from this recent batch to get diesel power would be the X3 and the 7 Series.
The Detroit Motor Show saw Mercedes introducing a diesel S Class to the American market. That saw quite some rave about the Bluetec S350 come about and it’s because a while back Audi was the first company to introduce diesel to luxury cars with quite the success.
BMW are now planning to capitalize on the situation. The BMW 730d would be joining the market as well as the BMW X3 in xDrive35d guise.
The situation is motivated by how BMW’s so far only approved diesel engine is their 3.0 liter turbocharged 6-cylinder unit. While it’s far from happening it is possible that the future may show that the BMW 535d and BMW 335d is a possibility.
A diesel engine in big and heavy cars such these makes a lot more sense than a hybrid as it can achieve a better fuel economy rating due to the monster torque available.