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  (Source: F30Post)
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 The Melon on 11/7/2012 11:20:06 AM , Rating: 3
It does matter, allot actually. Diesel engines have to be built to withstand far higher combustion pressures than gasoline engines do and they benefit from having lower a exhaust gas temperature.

Modern turbo diesel engines have between 16 and 18:1 compression ratios PLUS 20-25psi factory boost from the turbos. Gasoline on the other hand considers 12:1 high compression and 7-10psi on a turbo is the norm. You go much higher and you have a real hard time controlling pre-combustion on gasoline.

Ford designed and tested it's 6.7l Scorpion diesel to have a minimum of 250k service life under extreme conditions before internal rebuild. I would expect a real world average of 300-500k minimum.

It is not uncommon to see consumer level diesels with more than 500k on them.


By silverblue on 11/7/2012 1:11:43 PM , Rating: 3
Amusingly, at that point, the only thing left in any sort of decent state would be the engine.


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