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New BMW X5d – hello, fuel efficient desel

Written by maryp posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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Just a few weeks ago, one of our guys that works here with us bought a new BMW X5d. It is a beautiful, great ride. After checking it out, I can’t see why anyone would not want one of these new diesels.

But, there is some concern that diesels may not be readily accepted in the U.S., due to the old conception that they are “smelly and loud”. Not anymore.

Fiat actually developed, but eventually sold the technology to the Robert Bosch company, decades ago, called Common Rail. This is the main technology that transformed those diesel autos of the 1980’s into what is now a cleaner, quiet, and fuel efficient vehicle.

The jury is still out, as to whether or not the U.S. will be accepting of these new diesels. We’ll see what happens as the BMW numbers come in this year and into 2010.

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