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What diesel backlash? 2018 BMW 540d coming to U.S.: report

2018 BMW 5-Series Li Enlarge Photo While the diesel backlash stemming from the VW emission scandal is real, BMW is forging ahead with the high-torque, high-efficiency engines regardless. For its latest 5-Series luxury sedan, it will announce that a new 540d mid-size diesel luxury sedan will arrive in U.S. showrooms later in 2017, Car and Driver reports . At this point, we'd generally launch into a litany of power and efficiency figures, but one simple fact clouds our crystal ball—the 540d doesn't exist in Europe. DON'T MISS: All 2017 BMW diesels certified by EPA, production now starting Over there, the most potent 5-Series diesel that doesn't have four turbochargers is the 530d. Its 3.0-liter straight-6 produces 262 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque and—not that it will matter to Americans—returns a fuel consumption figure of 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers (52.3 U.S. ...

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