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Old 09-05-2007, 06:17 AM
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:37 PM
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can you tell us just a bit more on the availability of the 535d? i was at a local dealer on the east coast this weekend and he mentioned it... my dad is itching for a diesel and when i told him about the 535d he nearly wet himself. how long will my poor dad have to wait?

also, that sounds like a blast... we're all jealous.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:59 PM
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from what I heard it will be at least 2 years or more for the 5. I could be wrong though... but they told us that they won't be bringing the 5 in until the next body style, which would be 2011. right now they're saying that they will bring 3 diesel models next year... a 3, the x5 and one other that they won't confirm. My guess would be that if diesels take off like I think they will BMW might re-think the 5 since it's already being built for other markets and would be an easy import.
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Any idea if the diesels are gonna be 50-state legal? I know most car makers aim for California/Massachusetts/New York emissions, but it wouldn't be the first time we got gyp'd out of cool cars.
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they absolutely will be 50 state legal. They are using urea injection to get there... This is important to me because PA just adopted the same stance as CA on diesels and the MB 'Bluetec' Diesels will not be able to be sold here as of the 08 model year. I hear that they are working on a similar setup to the BMW to clean up the exhaust, but it will probably hold their models out of the 5 states for at least a year.
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TRW - I am serious - I want to meet you next time I'm in Philly - you seem like the opitimy of information about BMW.. your info really is great, I thank you and I'm sure we're all proud to have you here!!
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they absolutely will be 50 state legal. They are using urea injection to get there... This is important to me because PA just adopted the same stance as CA on diesels and the MB 'Bluetec' Diesels will not be able to be sold here as of the 08 model year. I hear that they are working on a similar setup to the BMW to clean up the exhaust, but it will probably hold their models out of the 5 states for at least a year.
Wh... whaaat? I thought you typo'd for a second there, then I looked up "urea injection".

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Urea injection, also called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), works by an ammonia-like acid (urea) being squirted from a canister into a special catalyst to reduce NOx in diesel emissions. However, SCR is seen as a controversial system because the EPA has concerns as to how drivers will be alerted if the car is running low on urea. If the tank should run dry, the driver would not notice a change in performance, but the vehicle would no longer be meeting the NOx emissions standards.
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you're on zoomer

and Ivan, for the record, if the car runs out of the urea it won't start again. There will be a warning when the tank is running low just like washer fluid. Oh and there should be enough in the tank for around 15k miles so no worries about service intervals.
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Whoa, what a novel idea.. peeing in the tank..
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oh I didn't knew that diesels bmw were still not coming to US... it's a pity, now that bmw has introduced the twin turbo technology they're the most sporty diesels for road use.
think that engine in the lightier 3er body... and think of a twin turbo 2.0d 1er with more than 200hp for a none to 62mph in 7,1 seconds...
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Who said that? I read that the BMW diesels (not MINI) are going to be coming to the US.. but I could have had a brief period of insanity while reading that

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oh I didn't knew that diesels bmw were still not coming to US... it's a pity, now that bmw has introduced the twin turbo technology they're the most sporty diesels for road use.
think that engine in the lightier 3er body... and think of a twin turbo 2.0d 1er with more than 200hp for a none to 62mph in 7,1 seconds...
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they're coming here next year in a 3 series, an X5 and one other model yet to be disclosed.
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Who said that? I read that the BMW diesels (not MINI) are going to be coming to the US.. but I could have had a brief period of insanity while reading that
I think he meant that BMW diesels are not currently ("still" as in "to this day") being imported into the US.
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Oh, I see.. thanks for the clarification..

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I think he meant that BMW diesels are not currently ("still" as in "to this day") being imported into the US.
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