We just received advanced word of the pricing for the 335d and the X5d. Both will command a price increase over the gas powered models.

MSRP for the 335d will be $43,900 (not including destination) for the base model, a $2475 premium over the 335i with Steptronic or $3800 over a manual car. The Advanced Diesels are only available in Steptronic autos. Likewise the X5 xDrive35d will also see the MSRP increase but to $51,200 (not including destination), a $4100 bump. If packaging remains the same as the sibling models, these increases are more than was anticipated for the addition of a diesel motor, and the emissions technology.

We will update you as we hear more later in the day.

The 335d will have a best in class EPA fuel economy of 23/36 MPG making it the most fuel efficient BMW ever sold in the US as well as the highest rated EPA MPG 6 cylinder engine ever in the US. With 0-60 in 6.0 seconds it is quicker to that mark than the all new Audi A4 3.2 and the MB C350.

The X5d (as we like to refer to it as) will have an EPA rating of 19/26 MPG with a 0-60 time of 6.9 seconds; making it the fastest and most efficient SUV in the US. Both models will have a highway range of 580 miles. Both will qualify for the IRS Alternative Motor Vehicle Tax Credit.