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]