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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

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By superstition on 11/9/2012 3:30:46 PM , Rating: 2
What does that site say? Let's find out:

As can be seen, "clean diesel" vehicles are generally no "worse" with respect to total well-to-wheels emissions than the cleanest gasoline vehicles due to the nature of the very low volatility of diesel fuel and overall lower emissions in the WTP phase, even though the Passat TDI is "only" certified T2B5/ULEV II, while the 2.5 gasoline version is certified T2B2/PZEV. In fact, total well-to-wheels emissions are lower across-the-board in the case of the VW Passat TDI.


Based on these EPA emission factors, even the Euro-spec Passat TDI has lower WTW criteria pollutant emissions across-the-board than the PZEV version of the gasoline Passat.

Plus, the 32.80 MPG rating used for the TDI is not representative of many TDI drivers who use the car for long highway commutes. The highway MPG of the 2012 Passat TDI is much much better. If someone buys the car to mainly use for short stop/go trips then they bought the wrong type of car.

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