BMW of North America will be selling the BMW 335d Sedan and the BMW X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle at the manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $44,725 and $52,025, respectively. Both MSRPs include destination and handling.
The BMW 335d Sedan and BMW X5 xDrive35d SAV are the first two BMW Advanced Diesels with BluePerformance, exemplifying a new phase in the carmaker's EfficientDynamics initiative in the United States.
Both vehicles will be qualified for the IRS Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit, with buyers of the 335d eligible for a tax credit of up to $900. Buyers of the X5 xDrive35d, meanwhile, will be eligible for a tax credit of up to $1,550.
BMW is launching its BMW Advanced Diesel technology into the United States in the persona of a 3.0-liter inline-six engine with Variable Twin Turbo Technology. This engine has been considered a benchmark for sporting performance, superior efficiency and motoring refinement in other global markets.
To make sure that both the BMW 335d Sedan and the BMW X5 xDrive35d SAV comply with the stringent emission standards in California and other states, the German premium carmaker employs SCR technology to cut nitric oxide (NOX) emissions.
This means that these vehicles are eligible as 50-state models (BIN5) when they hit the showrooms in November 2008. Having both the BMW 335d Sedan and the BMW X5 xDrive35d SAV available in all 50 states represents a significant milestone in the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy.
This strategy seeks to offer vehicles that merge maximum driving pleasure with minimum fuel consumption and emissions. BMW will unveil the production versions of the BMW 335d Sedan and the X5 xDrive35d at the upcoming Los Angeles International Auto Show.
Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, remarked that the launch of the BMW Advanced Diesels is important for BMW, noting that they both deliver on the carmaker's promise of the Ultimate Driving Machine, thanks to a fusion of outstanding fuel efficiency while performance. He added that both vehicles, with a range of nearly 600 miles, are perfect for consumers in the U.S.