We’ve already told you the BMW 3-Series would be getting a
new four-cylinder diesel engine
in the U.S., and that the engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, would appear in a new 328d sedan later this year.
Now we can finally reveal the car, as it has made its debut this week at the 2013 New York Auto Show
So how does its new 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine do, versus the six-cylinder engine of the previous generation 335d?
Pretty well, actually: it delivers 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and, according to BMW, will return a fuel economy of up to 48 mpg.
By comparison, the 335d’s 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel engine delivered 265 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque, but only got into the mid-30s when it came to fuel economy.
And, despite all of its extra performance, the 335d would only sprint to 60 mph about a second faster than the new 328d, which BMW says will accomplish in roughly 7.2 seconds.
If that wasn't enough, word is that the 328d sedan will share showroom space with a 328d Sport Wagon
, too, although that car wasn’t on display in New York and BMW was being tight-lipped on the matter.
For those wanting more grunt, BMW’s latest six-cylinder turbodiesel engine will be appearing eventually in the 5-Series and X5 models.For more launches and news from the New York Auto Show, head over to our dedicated show page.
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