According to those ‘sources’ you hear about once in a while that really don’t like being named, BMW is considering a diesel version of the 3-Series and 7-Series for the United States market. Insiders say that the two diesel BMW vehicles have been approved for the U.S. market and should arrive at the end of this year.
While there are no powertrain details available yet, it is speculated that the diesel engine found in the X5 xDrive35d and the 335d will make it into the diesel X3 and 7. The 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel is the only diesel approved for BMW in the United States.
If this is true, the X3 xDrive35d is expected to offer better performance and fuel-economy than its bigger X5 xDrive35d brother. The 735d will give BMW a competitor to the recently released Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec, which made its debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
– By: Omar Rana