BMW Inline-Six Diesel Returning to America

BMW Inline-Six Diesel Returning to America

Earlier, we announced that the BMW 320d was confirmed to be heading to America, featuring a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder with 180-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

The turbocharged diesel four-cylinder won’t be the only diesel powerplant heading to America from the German automaker however, as we have learned that a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo Diesel inline-six will also join the lineup. BMW announced that the larger diesel engine will feature 255-hp but did not release any torque figures.

It will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW claims it’ll see “significant mileage improvements” over the current 35d engine found in the 3-Series and X5. Both announced diesel engines will utilize SCR to reduce emissions in order to make them 50-state legal. Though the automaker didn’t say which models will be powered by the 3.0-liter diesel, we expect it to be seen in future X3 and 5-Series models.

[Source: Bimmer File]

  • Want’s a Diesel BMW NOW!

    Can’t come soon enough.  Mised the chance to get the 335D. Stuck w/ VW, which is good … but it isn’t BMW

  • James

    I LOVE my 335d. Cant wait to see more diesels come out!

  • gmunden

    I’d love a 320d, but only as a coupe.

  • Been watching these 5 series perform in Europe for years. I want one!