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BMW cancels all diesels from North America for 2019

The 540d will become a single-year model

The 540d will become a single-year model.

BMW raided by police, denies ‘targeted’ diesel emissions cheating

Munich headquarters and engine plant in Steyr, Austria, searched

BMW's headquarters were raided on Tuesday by German prosecutors investigating the suspected use of illegal emissions control software capable of manipulating exhaust levels.

BMW says its diesels are above board

Auto Bild clarifies a report concerning BMW, saying that even though the X3 diesel exceeds European emission regulations, it doesn't mean BMW cheated on emissions tests.

BMW 7 Series to get quad-turbo diesel?

BMW is said to be preparing a 3.0-liter, inline six-cylinder diesel with four turbos for performance use. It could produce 400 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

BMW 328d confirmed for New York debut

Late last year, some of BMW's future diesel plans for the US market were leaked, and we learned that a diesel-powered version of the 3 Series sedan (pictured above in 335i guise) would be coming in the first quarter of 2013. That report appears to be holding true, as BMW has just confirmed the debut of the oil-burning

Autoblog Podcast #291

Chris Shunk's last show, BMW Diesels, Jeep Grand Cherokee moose test, Malibu Eco dislike, smaller Nissan Z

Pair of diesels headed for BMW U.S. dealers

BMW first introduced the North American market to diesels way back in 1983, with the introduction of its 524td. Under the hood of the E28 5 Series was the automaker's M21 turbocharged diesel, a 2.4-liter inline-six rated at 115 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. It was mated to a standard four-speed automatic transmission. At the time, BMW claimed it was the world's fastest production diesel-po

Diesel-powered BMW 7 Series headed to U.S.

According to a report in Car and Driver, the refreshed 2013 BMW 7 Series will be offered with diesel power here in the Untied States. The flagship BMW will be powered by the same 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six that's found elsewhere in the Roundel lineup, though as of this moment, it's still unclear what sort of power or fuel economy figures are expected in the 7 Series. Expect the production model t

BMW reveals new 6 Series diesel with xDrive

BMW and its commitment to maximizing the potential of every model continues with the 2012 640d xDrive. It's the first time the 6 Series has used a diesel engine, and it sound like it won't disappoint if 'sporty' and 'oil-burning' are your prerogatives: the 3.0-liter inline six with TwinPower turbos throws off 313 horsepower and 465 pound-feet, with al

New BMW 328i actually more fuel efficient than old 335d diesel

Saying automotive journalists like diesel sedans is like arguing the color pink is going to do well with the 5-year-old-girl demographic this quarter. You're not going to find too many dissenting voices. So, it should be no surprise that we love ourselves some BMW 335d. With plenty of power and impressive fuel economy, the outgoing diesel is a mechanical wonder child. And yet, thanks to the new F30-generation Zach Bowman

New BMW-Toyota deal doesn't include diesels for Lexus

Automotive News reports Lexus won't be getting any diesel engines from BMW as part of the new collaboration between parent company Toyota and the German automaker. BMW and Toyota are set to team up on next-generation green technology, tho

2012 BMW 550dx to be AWD torquemonster with 516 lb-ft

A BMW dealer in the Netherlands has leaked what it says is a tasty bit of information on the upcoming diesel 5 Series. According to 5post.com, the vehicle will boast a tri-turbo inline six-cylinder oil burner good for around 381 horsepower. That number is a far cry from the 500-pony speculation that had been making the rounds until recently, but that doesn't mean that the big 5 Series will be any slouc

Is BMW planning to bring a diesel 5 Series to America?

2011 BMW 5 Series – Click above for high-res image gallery

Rumormill: BMW may bring diesel 5 Series to America

2011 BMW 5 Series – Click above for high-res image gallery

Comparo proves diesels are much thriftier than Honda CR-Z hybrid

2011 Euro-Spec Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

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