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William Maley

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November 13, 2012

This past week, a picture of a slideshow made its way onto the VWVortex forums. The picture shows what BMW might have planned for diesels in the U.S. in next couple of years.

Starting next year, the 3-Series sedan will bring back a diesel option in the first quarter. The second quarter BMW will introduce the 3-Series wagon with a diesel. In the third quarter, the 5-Series diesel will come out and will be followed by the new X5 diesel at the end of the year. For 2014, the 7-Series and X3 join in on the diesel fun.

What engines are in play with this plan? We know that a single-turbo 2.0L four-cylinder and a twin-turbo, 3.0L diesel inline-six are the two engines destined for the U.S. Car and Driver speculates the four-cylinder will go into the 3-Series, X3, and 5-Series, while the 7-Series and X5 go with the six.

When reached for comment by Car and Driver, BMW neither confirmed or denied the plans on the slide.

Source: VWVortex, Car and Driver

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diesel 3-series wagon? That might be just enough to get me into a BMW.

why? station wagons are so uggg. I would rather have the same space in a CUV and sit up higher with a better line of sight.

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I've never been an SUV kinda guy. I'd buy a B-body wagon before a truck if Albert would let me... but he won't drive it due to the size, so I can't. The only SUV, and I use the term loosely, that I would buy for myself would be the Avalanche.

edit: And he'd just have to deal with it. :P

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diesel 3-series wagon? That might be just enough to get me into a BMW.

why? station wagons are so uggg. I would rather have the same space in a CUV and sit up higher with a better line of sight.

I think this falls into the "different strokes for different folks" category. I would much rather have a sport wagon than a CUV. I like the handling characteristics of the wagon better and could care less about sitting up high.

BTW - where are GM, Ford and Chrysler with the passenger car diesels? I guess they are still convinced Americans won't buy them even though it is a pretty damn high take rate on VW/Audi. Let's hope the diesel Cruze sells well enough to change their minds.

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I've never been an SUV kinda guy. I'd buy a B-body wagon before a truck if Albert would let me... but he won't drive it due to the size, so I can't. The only SUV, and I use the term loosely, that I would buy for myself would be the Avalanche.

edit: And he'd just have to deal with it. :P

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diesel 3-series wagon? That might be just enough to get me into a BMW.

why? station wagons are so uggg. I would rather have the same space in a CUV and sit up higher with a better line of sight.

I think this falls into the "different strokes for different folks" category. I would much rather have a sport wagon than a CUV. I like the handling characteristics of the wagon better and could care less about sitting up high.

BTW - where are GM, Ford and Chrysler with the passenger car diesels? I guess they are still convinced Americans won't buy them even though it is a pretty damn high take rate on VW/Audi. Let's hope the diesel Cruze sells well enough to change their minds.

I agree with the Cruze, I hope the Diesel sells out so that it is heavily backordered and makes them rethink diesel.

In regards to the SUV versus wagon, I agree different strokes for different folks.

Then you would all be happy to give up a wagon if you had the Typhoon or Trailblazer SS? Those AWD SUV's totally rock for space and performance with a bit higher sitting line of site. :D

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