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startrex
07-11-2003, 09:52 AM
Thanks to Mike The Mechanic in his reply to the original post of the German X3 brochure by DS. MTM points out that there will be a 3.0L diesel available in Europe. I hope so. And I hope that they bring that diesel over to the U.S. market. With gobs of torque and a 6-Speed manual transmission, that could be the ideal vehicle for me. I also note that MTM says there will be a 2.2L motor available in the X3 for the Euro Market. There is some talk over on the Z4 board about a 2.2L motor being put in the Z4. My guess is that it will be for Europe only and not for the U.S. market. I assume the 2.2L motor is an in-line four cylinder unit.

BTW, I commented on the original DS post that only the 3.0L motor was available. Maybe I wasn't reading it correctly, but that was the only motor option I saw listed in the brochure. I'd love to know the torque and HP numbers for the diesel.

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Trex

Mr_Mike
07-11-2003, 12:58 PM

startrex
07-11-2003, 01:39 PM
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Trex

JPW
07-11-2003, 04:24 PM
Although this is in no way confirmed, so it would only make sense to put it in the X3 also. I believe that BMW has a smaller 4 cyl. diesel in Europe. The 3.0d has close to 208hp and near 350 ft./lbs. torque. The German language brochure probably only list the 3.0i because that is what comes out only for 2004...just like they did with the X5, the best engine came to market first.

j

Trex
07-14-2003, 09:01 AM
That kind of HP and torque in an X5 would be good and it would be great in an X3.

JPW
07-14-2003, 10:08 AM
I currently have a 3.0i 2001 and if they would have had the diesel then, it would have been a tough decision. The big reason why there are so few diesels from Europe right now is the 2006 pending legislation which puts tougher restrictions on cars with diesel engines. But, I do not believe they place any new restrictions on trucks and the X5 is classified as a light truck. I had a VW Jetta tdi pass me while I was walking my dog a few months back and could hardly tell it was a diesel engine.

j

6000miles
07-18-2003, 02:35 PM
Ultra-Low-Sulfur-Diesel ULSD is standard in europe for a while now, cleaner-burning & cutting particle emissions. from what I understand diesel engines designed for ULSD won't run on US standard diesel....but I fully agree, I want the 3.0 diesel as well, for all BMW's, a great, powerful and economical engine!<br>
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JPW
07-21-2003, 03:22 PM
is not the big reson they don't sell them here. The engines can still run on our diesel. The 2006 regulations are the problem. We will also have low sulfur diesel by then, but the regulations will be much tougher than those in Europe. The auto makers don't think they can pass the new regulations yet, also the market here is still pretty sour about the 1980's diesels that were put out.

j


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