The New York International Auto Show has been a showcase of automotive this year and is one of the nation’s premier automotive shows.  As a late entry into the debut lineup, the new 2014 BMW 328d released over the weekend.  The 328d Sedan is the beginning of a new wave of diesel-powered models that Beamer plans to begin rolling onto American shores.

The BMW 328d Sedan features BMW’s 2.0-liter TwinPower diesel 4-cylinder engine in their current-generation Advanced Diesel power plants.  At 180 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, this engine is nothing to ignore and coupled to an advanced 8-speed transmission, it makes one of the most efficient powertrains available today.

The EPA has not yet evaluated the BMW 328d, but BMW expects the car to receive a 45 mpg highway rating and 32 mpg city efficiency in its rear-wheel drive configuration and slightly less in its xDrive all-wheel drive option.  BMW also plans to offer a Sports Wagon version in xDrive only for added versatility.

True clean diesels, these 37 mpg (combined estimate) sedans will be hard to ignore and will be part of BMW’s 3-series vehicles.  They will come in four trim packages to include Luxury, Sport, Modern Lines and M Sport.

The cars will enter showrooms in the fall of this year.  Pricing for the 2014 BMW 328d has not yet been announced.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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