2014 BMW 328d, d as in diesel, on Driving the Nation

2014 BMW 328d, d as in diesel, on Driving the Nation

BMW debuted the new 328d Sedan at the 2013 New York International Auto show. The 328d will feature BMWs 2.0-liter TwinPower diesel 4-cylinder engine. It produces 181 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, available from 1,750 rpm. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 328d Sedan will accelerate from 0 “ 60 mph in just over seven seconds.

The 328d Sedan will be available in rear wheel drive and also with xDrive, BMWs advanced all-wheel drive system. The sedans will be joined by the 328d xDrive Sports Wagon. All Three variants will arrive in US showroom as 2014 models in the fall of 2013.

Base Starting MSRP 328i xDrive Sports Wagon $41,450 (gasoline)
Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined): 22/33/26 premium gasoline
Horsepower:241@5,000 rpm
Torque:258@1,250 rpm

Base Starting MSRP 328d xDrive Sports Wagon $42,950
Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined): 31/43/35 Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel
Horsepower:181@4,000 rpm
Torque:280@1750-2750 rpm
Turning Radius: 38.4 ft

The 2014 BMW 328d has just been announced as one of the finalists to be named Green Car of the Year at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show.

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.