Farewell to the long gone E90 BMW 335d that made a notable debut to the US market, after years of diesel engine absence. With the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements from car manufacturers to reach an average corporate fuel economy of 37.8 mpg by 2016, BMW just announced that an F30 diesel model will make its national debut at this year’s New York Auto Show. The US-bound 4 door sedan diesel will be badged as a 328d, which in reality is a mechanical twin to the European 320d.

Strangely enough, we spied a similar looking heavily camouflaged model testing in Los Angeles California streets back in September of last year, which now turns out to be a 320d. You can read more about article here SPIED: 2013 BMW 320i Sedan Testing in USA

The 328d will be powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, producing 184 hp and a mountain of  280 lb-ft in torque, similarly to that of the 320d (pictured in article). Performance figures are pretty impressive for a diesel of its size, with 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 7.2 seconds, compared to Europe’s 0-100 km/h in 7 and a half seconds. While official fuel consumption figures were not announced, BMW claims over 40 mpg per EPA testing standards.

BMW 328d Headed to North America is exciting news, especially that pre-owned E90 335d prices have been holding up very steady, making the new car more accessible for diesel buyers.


Source: BMW AG.



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