TDD Exclusive: BMW 328d Video Test Drive and Report

By Paul Riegler on 27 March 2013
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The BMW 328d sedan

The BMW 328d sedan

NEW YORK—BMW introduced its first four-cylinder diesel offering for the U.S., the BMW 328d sedan, on the first day of the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

BMW’s last diesel-powered sedan, the BMW 335d, was introduced in the U.S. in 2009 and voted the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year by readers of The Diesel Driver magazine.

The new BMW 328d gets its power from a turbocharged inline four cylinder engine that develops 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.  It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 7.2 seconds and BMW expects that highway fuel economy will be at least 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km).

The Diesel Driver sat down with Alanna Bahri, Product Manager 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X5, X6 and Z4, Victor Leleu, Product Manager, 3 Series and Z4, Dave Buchko, director of BMW Advanced Powertrain & Heritage Communications to discuss the new diesel and then took the new 328d out for a little ride.

(Video and Photo: Accura Media Group)