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 |  Feb 05 2009, 5:56 PM

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Thanks to a new low emissions diesel engine, BMW models equipped with the twin-turbo 3.0-liter diesel inline-six motor will qualify for a tax credit, valued at up to $1,800.

The Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle Tax Credit has just been confirmed by the IRS, and is awarded to vehicles that burn significantly less fuel and produce less greenhouse gas emissions. The credit applies to the new 335d and X5 xDrive35d models and is valued at $900 and $1,800 respectively.

“Qualification for these tax credits is further recognition of the remarkable efficiency of our new BMW Advanced Diesel models,” said Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC.

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The 335d and X5 xDrive35d share BMW’s high-performance, BluePerformance twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six diesel motor that makes 265hp and 425 ft-lbs of torque. Thanks to all that power the 335d can hit 60 mph in just 6.0-seconds and the X5 xDrive35d will do the same sprint in just 6.9-seconds.

Despite the performance figures the 335d gets a modest 23 mpg in the city and an incredible 36 mpg on the highway! The diesel X5 is slightly less impressive (although still great for an SUV) with a city/highway rating of 19/26 mpg.

See the AutoGuide complete reviews of the 335d and X5 xDrive35d here:

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BMW X5 xDrive35d

Official release after the jump:

BMW ADVANCED DIESEL MODELS QUALIFY FOR IRS ADVANCED LEAN BURN TECHNOLOGY MOTOR VEHICLE TAX CREDIT

Purchasers of 335d Sedan and X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle® qualify for up to $900 and $1,800 tax credit respectively

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 4, 2009…  BMW of North America, LLC confirmed today that both of its BMW Advanced Diesel models with BluePerformance technology have qualified for an Internal Revenue Service Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle Tax Credit.  In choosing vehicles that will burn significantly less fuel and produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions, purchasers of the 335d Sedan will qualify for up to a $900 tax credit while purchasers of the X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle® will qualify for up to a $1,800 tax credit.

“Qualification for these tax credits is further recognition of the remarkable efficiency of our new BMW Advanced Diesel models,” said Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC.

Both BMW Advanced Diesel models keep the promise of the Ultimate Driving Machine® while delivering class leading fuel efficiency.  With 265 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque available from the 3.0-liter sequential twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel engine, the 335d is capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 mph is six seconds flat while the X5 xDrive35d will do it in just 6.9 seconds.  In spite of this level of performance the 335d Sedan, the most fuel efficient BMW ever sold in the U.S., delivers 23 miles per gallon city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway according to the U.S. EPA.  The X5 xDrive35d is rated at 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.  Both models are capable of traveling nearly 600 miles on a single tank of fuel.

The 335d Sedan and X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle® are now available in BMW centers across all 50 states.

  • Nancy Meacham

    Have you thought about adding O2diesel to your diesel with ethanol to make even LESS carbon dioxide emissions? The Air Force has tested it with great results for their fleet of vehicles.