BMW 328d Delivers Fuel Economy You’ll Pay For

BMW is bringing a diesel-powered 3 Series to the U.S., and it made its debut today at the 2013 New York Auto Show. 

Under the hood will be a turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that puts out 180 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, which will allow the car to run from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.2 seconds.

Fuel economy has yet to be officially rated, but BMW says that preliminary forecasts of the 328d’s fuel mileage reveal that the car should reach 45 mpg on the highway. City mpg numbers have not yet been released.

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The 3 Series diesel will stay the exact same as the standard 3 Series in terms of style and interior packaging, except for some diesel badging that will be present on the oil burner.

For pricing, the 328d will start at around the not-insignificant $40,000 mark, about a $7,000 premium over the base 320i model. The 328d is scheduled to arrive in showrooms later this year.

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