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 |  Feb 05 2009, 5:56 PM


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:

BMW 335d

BMW X5 xDrive35d

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