BMWNA To Attack the US Market with Six Diesel Models

Thanks to someone with an itchy posting finger at vwvortex we not only have further confirmation of BMWNA\'s diesel plans but a full outline of the models to expect. To recap we\'ve heard from a number of sources over the past year that BMW of North America plans to bring two new diesel engines to the US market. The plan is to focus more on efficiency and less on power as the 335d and X5 35d did with it\'s barn-burning diesel. But what we didn\'t know was the exact model mix BMW intended these engines for.

BimmerFile Review: ActiveHybrid 5 Series

BMW’s ActiveHybrid 5 Series is the first two mode hybrid from the brand. Unlike the X6 and 7 Series Hybrids (one was a learning tool codeveloped with Mercedes Benz and GM , the other is barely a hybrid) the 5 Series Hybrid follows the typical formula of two drivetrains that can work together or separate using a battery pack to supplement engine drive. There are some key additions to this formula that makes this a uniquely BMW solution.