Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 14, 2010…
Yesterday, BMW of North America accepted the Ward’s 10
Best Engines award for its groundbreaking 3.0-liter BMW Advanced
Diesel engine at the North American International Auto Show. For the
2010 model year and the second year in a row, BMW’s sequential
twin-turbo inline-6 diesel engine was elected to the 10 Best Engines
list by the Ward’s AutoWorld panel of expert judges. To win a
place on the 10 Best Engines list, an engine must score highly in
measures of horsepower, torque, refinement, technical relevance, and
“When we accepted this award last year for BMW’s then-new
Advanced Diesel engine, no one could predict for certain how Americans
would adopt BMW Diesel in the coming months,” said Hans
Hohenner, General Manager of Drivetrain Development for BMW Group.
“Now, I’m pleased to say that the Advanced Diesel inline-6
powered 30 percent of all BMW X5 models sold in the United States in
December 2009. Americans are discovering the magic of new-generation
Diesels, and compared to only a year ago, Diesel has gained fantastic
momentum in the marketplace.”
Featuring all-aluminum construction, BMW’s 3.0-liter sequential
twin-turbo Advanced Diesel inline-6 offers V-8 performance with
four-cylinder fuel efficiency: 265 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque.
EPA efficiency figures are 23 (city) / 36 (highway) in the 2010 BMW
335d Sedan, which is capable of 0 - 60mph in 6.0 seconds or
better. Those figures make the 335d Sedan the fastest
diesel-powered passenger car available in the US. It is also the most
fuel efficient vehicle BMW has ever sold here. In addition to the 335d
Sedan, this BMW Advanced Diesel engine is available in the X5
xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle, which is capable of 0 - 60mph in
6.9 seconds and 26 mpg on the highway.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since
1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles
in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include
marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW
brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and
the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic
design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon
Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW
Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s
global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant
for all X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity
Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the
U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 90 MINI
passenger car dealers, and 31 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW
(US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North
America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
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