2009 BMW 335d Diesel – Coming to the US

2009-bmw-335d BMW is bringing the 335d to the States this fall – and that’s some of the greatest news I’ve heard from the auto world in awhile.  Why the big deal about diesel?  Well, a couple reasons.  The one that I’m going to focus on is a number.  And that number is

425

That number you see there, 425, is stunning.  Why?  It’s the lb-ft of torque that the 09 335d has.  That’s right, 425 lb-ft of torque.  In a 3 series BMW.  Nevermind the respectable 265 HP and 0-62 MPH rating of 6.2 seconds.  The estimated gas mileage ratings of 23 mpg city / 33 mpg highway are fine too.  (Note: expect better real-world highway numbers from this car.  EPA estimates on diesel engines tend to run low on the highway for whatever reason.)

The heart of this car is a 3.0 liter twin-turbo diesel six.   This magnificent engine will be a blast to drive, with that much torque on tap.  BMW has done their best to reduce / eliminate turbo lag too, so no snide jokes about lag times.  This car is the real deal, and will find more than a few homes in the US.  The real question is, how much will it be, and how to convince the wife you need one?

Published on August 11, 2008 in BMW

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