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During the BMW press conference at the New York Auto Show last week, BMW North America president and CEO Tom Purves made a nice swipe at the earlier announcement from Mercedes about those clean diesel SUVs. While Purves talked about the BMW's ActiveHybrid and clean diesel systems in general, he also said the following (listen for it starting at about a minute into the video after the jump):

BMW has decided to upgrade its 2.0 diesel powerplant that powers all its vehicles in Europe (I think the exception is the 7-Series), featuring third-generation common-rail fuel injection. The first models to have this powerplant are the 5-series and the X3 CUV.