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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: 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.


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