2011 BMW 5 Series Diesel Headed for America
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Early rumors about a 5-Series diesel making it to US soil have finally been confirmed by a BMW official. According to the new report, the diesel-powered BMW 5-Series will debut in the United States for sure.
As stated by Inside Line, the BMW official has not provided any details about which engines will head for US shores, but it is speculated that the U.S. market will get the 3.0-liter diesel engine found on the 530d. The 265 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque seems quite ideal for the new 5 Series and has already been calibrated to pass U.S. 50 state emissions regulations. The engine gives 0-62 mph in 6.3 with a top speed of 155 mph.
Also hinted is that BMW is preparing to introduce a second diesel-powered model in the United States, probably the X3 compact crossover. The company had stated its plans earlier about bringing four-cylinder engines to US but had never been specific about whether or not they were gas or diesel powerplants. However, the company’s 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder diesel in twin turbo in 3 or 1 series may be the other option on the list. The engine produces 204 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and returns a combined fuel economy in the 35-40 mpg range.