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.

Here ‘s the line-up and when to expect it:

– 3 Series Diesel Sedan / 1st half of 2013
– 3 Series Diesel Wagon / 2nd half of 2013
– 5 Series Diesel (presumably sedan) / 3rd quarter 2013
– X5 Diesel (Next generation X5) / end of 2013
– 7 Series Diesel / 1st half of 2014
– X3 Diesel / 1st half of 2014

What engines will each get? The two engines we have confirmed BMWNA will be offering are:

2.0L 4 cylinder

– 180 hp
– 280 lb ft
– 8 Speed AT
– reportedly “significant MPG improvements ” over the N20

3.0L 6 Cylinder

– 255 hp
– NA lb ft
– 8 Speed AT
– reportedly “significant MPG improvements ” over the current 35d

What engines on what models isn ‘t known at this time. However it ‘s safe to assume the smaller cars (the 3er and X3) will likely get the four cylinder while the larger (X5, 5 and 7) will get the six. However the star of the show in our eyes might just be the 3 Series wagon with the four cylinder diesel. Incredible MPG with performance and plenty of utility. Sounds exactly like what this market hasn ‘t had… ever.