Report: BMW Offers $4,500 Off on Diesel Models

As though there was any doubt that BMW’s diesel models weren’t selling well in the U.S., the German automaker is now following in the footsteps of Chrysler by offering an additional $4,500 off.

Earlier this week Chrysler announced that it would discount most of its models by $4,500 on top of a possible $4,500 cash-for-clunkers rebate. BMW has decided to follow suit, meaning that when combined with your clunker, you can save as much as $9,000 off the price of a new 335d or xDrive 35d.

And on top of that deal there is also a tax credit for both models, with a savings of $900 on the 335d and $1,800 on the xDrive 35d.

That means you can walk away with a wickedly-fast 335d, with 265hp and 425 ft-lbs of torque, for just $34,000.

And considering the amazing fuel-mileage that diesel engines get (the 335d rating 23/36 mpg) it won’t be hard to qualify for the full $4,500 cash-for-clunkers rebate.

Official release after the jump:


Efficiency may be the buzzword of the moment in the automotive industry, but it’s hardly a new concept at BMW. We’ve always lived by the EfficientDynamics philosophy – less emissions without sacrificing performance.

So when the government recently announced its ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program to reward Americans for driving more fuel-efficient cars, we were inspired to begin an incentive program of our own. Now through August 31, BMW will give you a $4,500 Eco Credit toward your purchase of a 335d or an X5 xDrive35d – the most fuel-efficient vehicles in their class.

But the savings go beyond this limited-time offer. You’ll also receive a $900 tax credit3 on the 335d and $1,800 on the X5 xDrive35d. And like any BMW, both diesel vehicles come with 4 years/50,000 miles of zero-cost maintenance. Plus, its best-in-class efficiency will save you approximately $2,000 in fuel costs over four years.4

The question now is not should you or shouldn’t you. Instead, it’s simply: Are you in the mood for a sleek, all-new sedan or a versatile Sports Activity Vehicle?

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