If you ‘ve been reading BimmerFile over the last year you ‘ll know we broke the news of BMW ‘s plans for four cylinder diesels hitting the US market quite awhile back. However today the news was confirmed at a press event by Tom Baloga, vice president of engineering for BMW of North America by Insideline.

As we ‘ve mentioned, look for a version of 2.0L diesel found in the 320d and the 123d. With over 200 hp and 240 ft lbs of torque plus over 45 mpg (US) combined we can expect any version of this engine will quickly find some fans on this side of the Atlantic.

Look for the first product featuring the new diesel to be a US spec X1 hitting dealerships potentially in 2011 if our sources are correct.