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"When monkeys fly out of my butt". The guy pretty much said nothing. BMW has built a performance luxury brand in the US. Why would they want to be known as the cheap luxury brand? I honestly dont' think that most people would know the difference but they have built a brand that has been extremely profitable for them. Yes most of their Euro cars are diesel but that is a completely different market.
 

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But this is what they really need. The 3 series diesel isn't selling that well - the diesel market wants economical cars. That's the whole point.
 

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....and confirmed - they WILL be bringing the 4 cylinder - the question is when.

While some of us here at ABG HQ are major fans of BMW's diesel engines, we were disappointed when BMW opted to enter the U.S. market only with the twin turbo 3.0-liter six cylinder diesel. As fantastic an engine as that is, the 2.0-liter four cylinder is also plenty strong and yields even better fuel efficiency. At an event at BMW's North American headquarters this week, VP engineering Tom Baloga told the audience that BMW would introduce the four-cylinder diesel to the U.S. lineup now that tougher fuel economy standards have been imposed. In keeping with BMW's performance image, we will get the more powerful variants, likely the dual turbo, 204 hp version used in the 123d rather than the super-high-efficiency versions. Even with that engine, we averaged 37 mpg in the 123d last year. BMW plans to clean up the four cylinder diesel with a lean NOx trap like VW uses for the Jetta and Golf TDI rather than a more expensive and complex urea injection system. The four cylinder will most likely go into the 3 and maybe 1 series cars with the six being reserved for larger cars like the 5, 7 and X5.
http://green.autoblog.com/2009/11/11/bmws-baloga-confirms-four-cylinder-diesels-for-u-s-market/
 

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If they bring it soon they will have a winner...there's nothing like a 4 cylinder TDI BMW, this thing is going to sell much much better than the TT V6 one they have now. http://www.mwerks.com/artman2/publish/road_tests/Euro-Drive--320d-Coupe.shtml Here is a review I read, this thing is great: 177 hp/221 torque but rated at 49 mpg!
Wow. Must have. That car is so sexy! It has less torque than a VW but I'm sure more horsepower makes up for it. They should have used this engine in their cars and they wouldn't have the sales problem known as the 335d.
 
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