Successfully meeting the strict exhaust emissions requirements of the North American automobile market, BMW Advanced Diesel will be available in all 50 states.

3 liter twin turbo diesel performance

In just over a weeks time, BMW will be displaying their diesel technology at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. BMW has successfully met the strict US exhaust emission requirements for its 3.0 liter inline-six with Variable Twin Turbo Technology engine and will be made available in all 50 states in late 2008. First cars to receive the engine will be the BMW 335d and BMW X5 xdrive35d.

BMW began producing diesel engines back in 1983 when it introduced the BMW 524td. Today, around 67% of bimmers sold in Europe are powered by a diesel engine. The 3.0 liter diesel has been a raging success in Europe with its 265 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque available at just 1,750 rpm and has won the Engine of the Year award multiple times. The BMW 335d manages a 0-62 mph time of just 6.2 seconds while the X5 xdrive35d, with its extra weight clocks in at just 7.2 seconds. Very respectable times for a 3 liter diesel. Fuel economy is equally impressive at 23/33 mpg for the 335d and 19/25 mpg for the X5 35d (city / highway).

Pricing for the BMW 335d and BMW X5 xdrive35d will be announced closer to its launch date.

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