I was saddened to see that BMW made no mention of compression ignition engines when it launched the new 3 Series here last year.
The previous generation 335d was one of my personal favorites with it's monstrous 425 lb-ft of torque and 23/36 mpg EPA ratings. I averaged a solid 30 mpg without really trying the last time I drove one http://www.luxist.com/2009/09/08/review-2009-bmw-335d-performance-and-fuel-economy/
For the first time BMW is bringing its 2.0-liter four cylinder diesel to the US probably in the 3 Series. It should still achieve excellent performance and even better fuel economy if my time in the 123d a few years ago is anything to go by. http://green.autoblog.com/2008/08/05/in-the-autobloggreen-garage-2008-bmw-123d-3-door-hatchback/
That diesel hatchback got 37 mpg while getting to 60 mph in just 6.7 seconds.
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BMW confirmed this morning that it will bring its 181-hp, 280-lb-ft, 2.0-liter diesel four to the U.S. The Bavarians would not provide any sort of timeline or officially confirm which models will rece…
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