It’s pretty much common knowledge that diesel engines aren’t first on the list of preferences for the American market or the legislation that prevails in the United States of America.
However, more and more diesel engines manage to leap the Atlantic and land a place in the North American market. A perfect example would be how the 2011 BMW 5 series will be bringing in such an engine stateside.
Something about diesel engines made available on the F10 BMW 5 Series has been rumored along for quite some time now and for a few hours now it’s been a definite fact.
A BMW official has made the confirmation of a diesel variant while in an interview with Inside Line. While this is good news, as if diesels are to make into the U.S. they have to be excellent and these new generation of diesel engines BMW is offering are just that, the official wouldn’t dish out addition details, not even which engine will actually be available.
In order not to keep us completely blinded while waiting we do know that it will be one of the diesel engines available in Europe for the 2011 BMW 5 Series. Most experts would bet on the 535 d being the lucky entrant to the exclusive market as it’s 3 liter engine develops 245 horsepower and a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft.
Figures such as these push acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds and keep the car relentlessly pulling further until it reaches an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.