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Photos have hit the web this morning showing the facelifted 2009 BMW 3-series. There is nothing dramatically different but the front fascia and rear taillights have been subtly reshaped. On the inside trim has been updated and the universally hated iDrive system has finally been given a completely new interface which is reportedly much easier to navigate. Perhaps of most interest to American drivers is the upcoming 335d model. The 335d will hit the streets of America this fall with a 3.0L six cy


The upcoming BMW 335d has been spotted again being tested here in the U.S. This time the car was spotted sitting at a diesel pump somewhere in the southwest. The engine in the 335d, as well as the X5 diesel that is launching at the same time, is based on the existing dual turbo 3.0L in-line 6 used in several European models. For it's U.S. debut, the diesel 6 gets a urea injection system in addition to the existing diesel particulate filter. The new calibrations drop the power output from 286hp t


Back in January at the Detroit Auto Show, BMW spilled the beans that they would launch clean diesel versions of the X5 and 3-series later this year for sale in all fifty states. The X5 xDrive 35d and 335d will use the dual turbocharged version of BMW's 3.0L in-line 6 six cylinder diesel engine and be equipped with a diesel particulate filter and urea injection system to meet US Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions requirements. My friend Jonny over at AutoFiends has now come up with some photos of what appear


Those of us Stateside have been deprived of more diesel models than you shake an oversized fuel nozzle at, but it looks like the folks over at BMW may be on their way to curing our high-mileage, high-torque lust. The automaker's 286 HP, 427 lb.-ft. of torque 3.0-liter twin turbo engine may find a way under the hood of various models throughout BMW's lineup, likely to append the "35d" designation to the 3-, 5- and 6-series models. Fuel mileage should be up over 35 MPG, but there's no word on when

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