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BMW News: BMW 7-Series To Not Offer A Diesel For U.S.

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BMW offered the last-generation 7-Series with a diesel option in the U.S. and there was talk of offering it again with this current model. But these plans have been taken off the table.

 

German magazine Focus reported last Friday that plans for 7-Series diesel in the U.S. were shelved. This information came from engineers at Bosch. This week, BMW Blog got the official word from BMW.

 

“Currently there are no plans to bring the 7 Series diesel to the US market,” said Hector Arellano-Belloc, BMW NA spokesperson.

 

No official reason was given, but BMW Blog speculates the decision likely comes from the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal.

 

At the present moment, BMW offers four diesel models; 328d, 535d, X3 xDrive28d, X5 xDrive35d. There are questions as to whether BMW will continue to offer a diesel option with the next-generation versions of the models listed.

 

Source: Focus, BMW Blog


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Totally understandable, more and more people have been turned off from diesel in cars. Trucks they are fine with but for cars, Hybrid / EV is the way to go. I suspect over the next 24 months we will see a proliferation of the Hybrid / EVs with performance equal to or beating diesel.

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Diesel is god from a torque and highway fuel economy standpoint, but bad from the emissions standpoint.  And I think going forward people (governments) will care more about emissions than mpg.  Makes more sense to offer plug in hybrids and push toward electrification, because the market will go there eventually.  

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Totally understandable, more and more people have been turned off from diesel in cars. Trucks they are fine with but for cars, Hybrid / EV is the way to go. I suspect over the next 24 months we will see a proliferation of the Hybrid / EVs with performance equal to or beating diesel.

Actually, per EPA, conventional Japanese compacts are already there, even without hybrid or turbo: Corolla Eco (35 mpg), new Civic (35 mpg), Mazda3 (34 mpg) vs Jetta diesel (36 mpg, or so they said) or diesel Cruze (33 mpg)

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Diesel is god from a torque and highway fuel economy standpoint, but bad from the emissions standpoint.  And I think going forward people (governments) will care more about emissions than mpg.  Makes more sense to offer plug in hybrids and push toward electrification, because the market will go there eventually.  

WOW, You really now NOTHING about Electric Motors. They OUT TORQUE Diesels and are far better economy, Diesel had their day and yet in places where electrical is still rare, 3rd world countries, diesel is king, but in modern places, electric is way better. 

 

Yes Diesels out Torque regular Petro, but like Petro they have to rev up to produce and give that Torque. Electric is 100% from zero and just keep going till it tops out.

 

Enjoy your Diesel days now as they will be over soon and you can thank VW for that!

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As I said, car companies will move toward electric.  And I know they have more torque.  And zero emission.  Electric is the future, pure EV is just a little while away still.

 

 

And I meant to type "diesel is good" before, not god.  I didn't mean to sound like diesel was the best, just that you get good torque and highway mileage from a diesel engine.  But you have the emissions problem, so a plug in or hybrid can get the torque and mileage in a cleaner fashion.

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