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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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Diesel and costs
By mura on 11/7/2012 6:17:43 AM , Rating: 2
I have been driving diesel engine cars (in EUrope) for the last twelve years, and must say:

- For interstate, there is nothing better than diesel. My current three diesel cars (Volvo S80 D5, Volkswagen Passat 2.0 PDTDI and Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi) all have a mileage of 35 per gallon or better (and take into account, that I drive 80 mph as this is the legal limit, not 55 or 70)

- For the dense city, traffic jams and short distances, a hybrid is always better (only my Smart Diesel 0,7 beats a Prius, it has a mileage of over 50, but it is only a 2-seater and can hardly be considered a car if compared to an SUV)

- diesel engines have no longlivety issues, if handled properly (no high rpm when engine is cold, oil change periods) - all my previous diesels ran 150k miles without problems

- torque is comparable to much bigger petrol engines, my 2 liter supercharged diesel engine produces the same torque as a 4-liter petrol engine

- one big disadvantage: under -20 C the diesel begins to make problems (special additives are needed, but in Europe, where the majority of cars run on diesel, the oil companies offer special diesel products for cold weather)




RE: Diesel and costs
By Motoman on 11/7/2012 11:10:02 AM , Rating: 2
Diesel in the States (at least the cold states) get additives in the winter too. And many truck drivers simply let their trucks idle all winter to avoid any issues with the fuel gelling in the lines/injectors/wherever.


RE: Diesel and costs
By superstition on 11/7/2012 3:58:32 PM , Rating: 2
VW diesels have longevity issues relating to the fuel system.

The injectors send metal shards through it, requiring the replacement of pretty much the entire thing. I don't know if the redesign for the new Passat has rectified this or not.

The '05 Passat also had a serious longevity issue. The timing chain was too wimpy for the engine and would warp and snap.

The cams in PD VWs also tend to have wearing problems.


RE: Diesel and costs
By inperfectdarkness on 11/8/2012 3:59:56 AM , Rating: 2
I just want to be able to make 1000 ft lbs of torque without breaking a sweat. Diesels are great for torque.


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