Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
July 16, 2012
With the last generation 3-Series and current X5, BMW brought back the diesel engine to their lineup. A 3.0L inline-six producing 265 HP and 425 lb-ft of torque. That could send a 3-Series to 60 MPH in 5.3 seconds and a X5 in 6.9 seconds.
However, the concern is not performance, but fuel economy. BMW realizes this and has a pair of new diesel engines on their way to show it.
This past Friday, Automobile senior editor Jason Cammisa tweeted out that BMW would introduce a 2.0L, single-turbo, inline-four diesel engine producing 180 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque.
There is also a second diesel engine on its way. BMW confirmed a twin-turbo, 3.0L diesel inline-6 coming out the same time as the inline-4. No details on horsepower and torque at the moment.
The two engines will come with eight-speed automatic transmission, and use a urea-based selective catalyst reduction (SCR) system to meet the strict U.S. emission standards.
BMW isn't saying which models will get the the four and six-cylinder diesel engines.
William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at email@example.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.