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johnoz
04-14-2005, 10:32 AM
Car News briefs: BMW to bring diesels to U.S.; GM hunting for rear-drive performance
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
Posted Date: 4/14/05

DETROIT -- BMW will begin selling diesel-powered vehicles in the United States in 2007. Its first entrant likely will be an SUV.

"It's not a question of when to introduce it but how to go forward in the United States," said Burkhard Goeschel, BMW AG's board member for r&d. "We can meet 2007 emission standards. Diesel should have a place in the American market. High torque and low fuel consumption make it the most useful engine for an SUV."

Goeschel told of BMW's plans here last week at the SAE World Congress.

BMW offers diesel engines in all but two of its models sold in Europe. Nearly one-half of all BMWs sold in Europe are powered by diesels.

In the United States, federal clean air regulations being phased in over the next four model years require low-sulfur diesel fuel and low-emission engines.

Last year, BMW sold 69,829 X3 and X5 SUVs in the United States. -GREG BOWENS

johnoz
04-14-2005, 10:33 AM
This is also an interesting article to read to those who are here for BMW topics only

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/imt/0,15704,1045367-2,00.html

EstorilM3
04-14-2005, 11:40 AM
BMW will begin selling diesel-powered vehicles in the United States in 2007. Its first entrant likely will be an SUV.

Two years too late!

With the fortcoming NEW emission standards for Canada (even if they are voluntary), there is NO guaranty that we'll see any diesels from BMW.

Ryousuke
04-14-2005, 11:55 AM
Thats a smart move on BMW part... heh now if more people would buy that american market would go to teh shits ^_^ Diesel engines are like bullet proof and barely need maintanace

Chris de la Cruz
04-14-2005, 11:56 AM
i'm guessing its going to be on the new facelifted X3?

johnoz
04-14-2005, 01:06 PM
If diesel has more torque the new 1 series 120d diesel on second gear must be something .:)