BMW X5 xDrive35d
BMW is finally bringing its considerable diesel experience to the U.S. Initially, there will be two diesel models, the 335d and X5 xDrive35d, and both will be 50-state legal. The X5 xDrive35d will be powered by a version of the company's 265-horse, 425-pound-foot 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six, with an estimated 0-to-62 time of 7.2 seconds and fuel economy of 19 mpg city/25 highway. The system uses urea injection (called AdBlue) in addition to the oxidation catalyst, particulate filter, and SCR catalyst. The AdBlue system, which uses two storage tanks, only needs to be refilled at the same time as an oil change, and will be included in BMW's free maintenance program. The vehicles should be on sale here by late 2008.