2013 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The diesel-powered 2014 BMW 328d will make its U.S. debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show, with a launch slated for the summer.
- The BMW 328d will get mileage that "could well exceed 40 mpg," according to the automaker.
- Pricing will be announced closer to launch date.
NEW YORK — The diesel-powered 2014 BMW 328d will make its U.S. debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show, with a launch slated for the summer.
The BMW 328d will get mileage that "could well exceed 40 mpg," according to the automaker. The EPA has not yet announced official fuel economy numbers on the 328d. Pricing will be announced closer to launch date.
"Nobody else in that class offers a diesel," said Dave Buchko, a BMW USA spokesman, in a phone conversation with Edmunds on Friday. "It stands alone."
But not for long. The next-generation Audi A4 sedan in the U.S. will feature an optional 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI engine, Audi of America confirmed earlier this week. The new Audi A4 will arrive sometime in 2014.
The BMW 328d is equipped with a turbodiesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 180 horsepower. BMW has not disclosed the range of the 328d.
The BMW 328d makes its U.S. debut at a time when diesel fuel prices exceed those of gasoline. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Friday pegged the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $3.69 versus $4.07 for diesel.
Diesel-powered vehicles typically get better fuel economy and better range than their gasoline counterparts. The gas-powered 2013 BMW 328i with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine returns 23 mpg in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Edmunds says: BMW gets set to expand its diesel lineup, with Audi hot on its heels.