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They're due out in 2013 and 2014

BMW is due to release a slew of new turbo diesel engines in the United States throughout 2013 and 2014. 

Among those in the diesel lineup is the F30 3 Series sedan diesel, due out in the first half of 2013; the F31 3 Series touring, due out in the second half of 2013; the F10 5 Series diesel, due out in the third quarter of 2013; the X5d diesel, due out at the end of 2013; the 7 Series diesel, due in the first half of 2014, and the X3d diesel, due in the first half of 2014. 

According to F30Post, a 180 HP 4-cylinder engine may be assigned to 20d or 25d models while a 255 HP 6-cylinder engine may be assigned to 28d, 30d or 35d models. However, no official announcements have been made in that regard. 

The U.S. had some other exciting diesel-related announcements this year as well, such as Porsche's first diesel model for the U.S. (the 2013 Cayenne Diesel), and Mazda said it was bringing a diesel engine to the U.S. by 2014

Source: F30post



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RE: choices are good, but need to be informed
By Granseth on 11/7/2012 1:47:41 AM , Rating: 3
You have to consider how you drive too.
A hybrid is much better for city driving, but if you are driving without too much start/stop it would be best to get a diesel.


By Captain Orgazmo on 11/7/2012 3:49:36 AM , Rating: 4
Typically a diesel excels at, and easily beats hybrids in highway, combined city/highway driving, and even purely city driving without too many complete stops (like crawling freeway traffic).

Diesel engines not only benefit from the increased energy density of diesel fuel versus gasoline, but also from the fact that their designs are typically more efficient due to smaller displacement (with turbos), more torque and power available at lower rpms, higher compression ratios, direct injection, and lack of spark plugs.

I recently drove a diesel rental car in Europe, and was amazed to get nearly 65 MPG with very spirited driving. Despite the fact that fuel costs were more than double there, I spent less money on fuel than I would have driving my thirsty V8 over here.


RE: choices are good, but need to be informed
By silverblue on 11/7/2012 7:50:59 AM , Rating: 2
If you don't mind me asking, which car did you rent? The more recent German/French diesels are very impressive.


By Captain Orgazmo on 11/8/2012 6:26:31 PM , Rating: 2
It was a Citroen C4. Very nice to drive too (except for the annoying gearbox... some kind of sequential manual with the flappy paddles, and an annoying auto start/stop system that you have to disable every time you start the car).


RE: choices are good, but need to be informed
By Mr Perfect on 11/7/2012 10:45:25 AM , Rating: 2
Was that US or Imperial gallons?


By Captain Orgazmo on 11/8/2012 6:27:33 PM , Rating: 2
US MPG, I converted from 1400km/50L. I think the number is about right.


By Captain Orgazmo on 11/8/2012 6:39:47 PM , Rating: 2
Also to consider, that number was from mainly highway driving, on very smooth roads, and the car had very low rolling resistance tires (combined with the smooth pavement, it was like driving in a parking garage... lots of tire squeal around corners, and the ABS going nuts trying to stop the car - quite a few sphincter clenching moments :)


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