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      09-01-2017, 11:09 AM   #1
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Will the USA get a diesel x3?

Sorry if this has already been beaten to death. Any idea which model diesel?

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I'm 99.99% certain the USA won't get a diesel X3. Blame VW's diesel-gate.
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Wait, I thought the U.S. *was* getting an X3 diesel?
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I'm 99.99% certain the USA won't get a diesel X3. Blame VW's diesel-gate.
Damn

you think they'll start phasing out current US diesel models as well?
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I'm 99.99% certain the USA won't get a diesel X3. Blame VW's diesel-gate.
Is this speculation, or do you have a source?
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I called BMW USA and spoke to someone in their Customer Relations department. She put me on hold to check with a BMW Genius, then came back and said there is likely no diesel coming for the 2018 model year. She said normally by this time, such information is in their system even if production is not spun up for it yet.
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I had sent a similar question to BMW USA via Facebook earlier this morning. I just got the following reply back:

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Hi Chris - The X3 diesel variant has been confirmed but timing is still to be determined.
Soooooo... there ya go.
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I had sent a similar question to BMW USA via Facebook earlier this morning. I just got the following reply back:



Soooooo... there ya go.
nice so we'll hopefully see a diesel down the line...

I have a 328d wagon and just love it.... Great highway car.
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I'm 99.99% certain the USA won't get a diesel X3. Blame VW's diesel-gate.
curious where you got this info?

If I was to speculate, I would also say probably not, as the market seems to be shifting to electric/gas hybrid.
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curious where you got this info?

If I was to speculate, I would also say probably not, as the market seems to be shifting to electric/gas hybrid.
This has been confirmed in the upcoming model thread.

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Upcoming new models:

- These are just US market models, EU is simply too varied to type in all combinations.
- Model years marked with (?) are only best guesses.

2019 G01 X3
- sDrive30i
- xDrive30e
- xDrive30d
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This has been confirmed in the upcoming model thread.
Strange that they don't list the two current models (xDrive 3.0i and the M40i). Is he listing only "nonobvious" or new-from-previous-year models?
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Strange that they don't list the two current models (xDrive 3.0i and the M40i). Is he listing only "nonobvious" or new-from-previous-year models?
Right, only changes.
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Wonder how much $$ it costs BMW to bring a diesel over here vs a regular gas burner? And at what point does the sales volume vs profit curve cross for them?

I guess I don't see diesel taking off here in NA ever given the direction we're heading with electric and hopefully hydrogen vehicles...
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Interesting in that lineup of 2019 G01 X3s for the US market is the "xDrive30d".

I'd be curious as to what that "30d" is. In Europe and here in Australia that means the 3.0l 6-cylinder B57 diesel. Whereas in the past the US market as used the moniker "28d" for the 4-cylinder N47 & B47 diesels (what we call the 20d). Does this "30d" mean that the US market will get the 6-cylinder diesel in the 2019 G01 X3? I hope you guys do because its a far better engine than the 4-cylinder diesel.

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Interesting in that lineup of 2019 G01 X3s for the US market is the "xDrive30d".

I'd be curious as to what that "30d" is. In Europe and here in Australia that means the 3.0l 6-cylinder B57 diesel. Whereas in the past the US market as used the moniker "28d" for the 4-cylinder N47 & B47 diesels (what we call the 20d). Does this "30d" mean that the US market will get the 6-cylinder diesel in the 2019 G01 X3? I hope you guys do because its a far better engine than the 4-cylinder diesel.
In

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...71778EN/391539

on page 3, the 30d is specified as the 6-cylinder engine. A slight bummer because I was hoping for the 4-cylinder (easier DIY years down the road), but I won't complain.
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