BMW Sets Sights on Expanding Diesel Engine Lineup
Here in the States, it's taken some time to convert drivers from gasoline engines to diesel engines. There's no really solid reason for this, except that when people think of diesel in America, they think, big, smelly, 18-wheeler. That's simply not the case though, and European drivers have known this for years - diesel-powered cars are more efficient, burn cleaner, and you cannot tell they are diesel by the way they smell or sound.
Regardless, drivers here in the United States have been a bit stubborn adopting the technology. That's not to say it wasn't without its flaws in the 80s and 90s - however, the diesels of today are a completely different animal. That said, BMW is excited to bring two brand-new turbocharged diesel engines to American drivers. First: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 180 horsepower and 280 lb-ft torque to power the 3 Series and the forthcoming X1. Second: a 3.0-liter six-cylinder rated at 255 horsepower (no torque rating yet), to power the X3 and the X5.
And if they sell well? Expect to see more new BMW models adopt this technology. We love the M57 twin turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder in the current-model X5 and 3 Series, so you certainly won't see us fighting this changes. We can't wait to take the new diesels out for a spin.
The Kuni BMW team won't be the only people test driving these new sedans and crossovers - join us and take one for a joyride around Beaverton. Simply contact us to arrange a time to meet with us, and we're happy to give you a tour of the entire new BMW lineup and answer any of your questions about available gasoline, hybrid, or diesel models in our showroom. Feel free to drop by during our regular business hours as well, we're located at 10999 SW Canyon Rd Beaverton, OR 97005.