Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BMW Diesels are Pricey

Both of BMW's upcoming diesel autos will showcase the brand's 265-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six producing 425 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed transmission will be the lone transmission option.

The 335d will be priced at $43,900, a $1,900 price increase over a comparable gas-powered model. Performance remains stout with a 6.2 second sprint to sixty while still offering up fuel economy figures rivaling four cylinder gas powered cars at 23/33mpg city/highway.

The other diesel model will be the X5 xDrive35d. Priced at $51,200, the car boasts a more significant $4,100 price increase over its conventionally powered brethren. The X5 being able to attain 19/25mpg city/highway.

Both cars will be 50 state legal and will use a particulate filter coupled to a urea injection system similar to that used in the Mercedes BlueTec system. Both cars are also eligible for tax credits from the government which effectively halve the price increases over the standard motored cars.

Our take? Expensive, especially considering the price of diesel over regular gas.

via Kicking Tires

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