The BMW Group has announced that it will launch diesel-engined vehicles in the US in 2008.
In its announcement, BMW noted that offering diesels in the US is a long-term oriented sustainable commitment. The company says it has developed an enhanced concept for reducing NOx emissions to meet 50-state requirements (EPA Tier 2 Bin 5).
This makes it possible to simultaneously introduce these new cleaner Advanced Diesels as so-called 50 States (Bin 5) models. All potential BMW customers across the US can choose an efficient and future-oriented technology with minimum environmental impact.—BMW announcement
The BMW Group has offered diesel vehicles in Europe since 1983; 67% of the current BMW sales there are diesel models.
BMW calls the diesel models for the US an integral part of its EfficientDynamics corporate strategy which integrates a combination of short-term, mid-term and long-term measures for the continued reduction of fuel consumption and emissions while at the same time enhancing the performance and driving characteristics which are such a hallmark of BMW.
BMW will announce the type designations and specifications of the BMW Diesel vehicles for the US at a later point in time.