BMW X5 xDrive35d AND BMW 335d To Make U.S. Debut

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BMW Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance.
Performance + Outstanding Efficiency

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 2, 2008… Entering a new era in the company’s mission to deliver ultimate driving machines that combine superior performance with exemplary fuel economy, the BMW Group will debut two vehicle models equipped with the BMW Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit – the X5 xDrive35d and the 335d.

Successfully meeting the strict exhaust emissions requirements of the North American automobile market, BMW Advanced Diesel – slated to hit US roadways in late 2008 – will be available in all 50 states. The wide availability of these vehicles marks a significant milestone in the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy, which seeks to offer customers in automobile markets around the world maximum driving pleasure with minimum fuel consumption and emissions.

BMW Advanced Diesel technology is being introduced into the US market in the form of the 3.0-liter inline-six featuring Variable Twin Turbo Technology – an engine widely acknowledged as the unchallenged benchmark for sporting performance, motoring refinement and superior efficiency in other markets around the world. At the 2008 NAIAS, BMW is presenting this 265-hp high-performance diesel engine in both the BMW X5 and the BMW 335d. To ensure full compliance with the demanding emission standards in California and other US states, BMW uses SCR technology to reduce nitric oxides (NOX), enabling nationwide introduction of BMW Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance as a 50-state model.


BMW will be premiering several new models at the North American International Auto Show in January.


The first world premiere will be the production version of the BMW X6 Sport Activity Coupe. The X6 will go on sale in the US in late spring of 2008 as a 2008 model. The X6 will be offered in the US as an X6 xDrive35i equipped with the same 300 hp twin-turbo 3.0 liter inline 6-cylinder engine that you already know from several other BMW models and as an X6 xDrive50i equipped with a new 400hp 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 engine.The second world premiere will be the 1 Series Convertible. The 1 Series Convertible will go on sale in the US in late spring as a 2008 model (following the 1 Series Coupe by a couple of months). As with the 1 Series Coupe, the 1 Series Convertible will be offered as both a 128i equipped with a 230hp Valvetronic inline 6-cylinder engine and as a 135i equipped with BMW’s award winning 300hp twin-turbo 3.0 liter inline 6-cylinder engine.

The NAIAS will be the North American premiere of the BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid that showcases the BMW two-mode hybrid drivetrain. The BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid promises far better driving dynamics than a conventional hybrid vehicles while, at the same time, reducing fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent versus a comparable vehicle equipped with conventional gasoline engine alone.

The NAIAS will also be the North American premiere of BMW Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance. BMW will announce the two 50 State compliant, BMW Advanced Diesel models that will be offered in the US in the fall of 2008. The press release associated with this announcement is attached. Both models will be launched as 2009 Model Year vehicles and pricing will be released closer to the on-sale date.

BMW 1-series convertible



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