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I don't know if you caught the BMW announcement of a $4500 'Eco Credit' for purchasers of the 335d and X5 xDrive35d.
I read it yesterday - but I hadn't seen a lot of distribution.
BMW to give $4,500 Eco Credit toward your purchase of a 335d or an X5 xDrive35d
Posted: 23 Jul 2009 08:29 PM PDT
BMW is offering the rebates on the X5 35d and 335d as an "Eco Credit"
Back in February, BMW North America announced that the two diesel powered vehicles for sale in the U.S. will benefit from a tax credit, $900 for the BMW 335d and $1,800 for X5 35d.
Now BMWNA is making these diesels even more attractive by coming out with a new, tough to ignore rebate program. As a response to the government "Cash for Clunkers" program that rewards Americans for driving more fuel-efficient cars, the BMW incentive program takes that even further by offering a $4,500 ECO Credit toward the purchase of a new BMW 335d and X5d.
The program runs through August 31st and it's being advertised as a one-time special offer. Having recently tested a BMW X5 xDrive35d over a distance of 1,800 miles, we can attest to the impressive fuel savings and fun to drive BMW diesel vehicles. With 580 miles per tank and 20% reduction in CO2, the environment is a bit happier with us and we never felt that we had to sacrifice any performance and joy to drive.
In their press release, BMW mentions a $2,000 savings in fuel costs over a period of four years. We're a bit in a hurry now, but it will be interesting to see how the 335d fuel costs compares against the gasoline powered 335i and the same with the X5d and its gasoline counterpart.
Efficiency may be the buzzword of the moment in the automotive industry, but it's hardly a new concept at BMW. We've always lived by the EfficientDynamics philosophy - less emissions without sacrificing performance.
So when the government recently announced its 'Cash for Clunkers' program to reward Americans for driving more fuel-efficient cars, we were inspired to begin an incentive program of our own. Now through August 31, BMW will give you a $4,500 Eco Credit toward your purchase of a 335d or an X5 xDrive35d - the most fuel-efficient vehicles in their class.
But the savings go beyond this limited-time offer. You'll also receive a $900 tax credit3 on the 335d and $1,800 on the X5 xDrive35d. And like any BMW, both diesel vehicles come with 4 years/50,000 miles of zero-cost maintenance. Plus, its best-in-class efficiency will save you approximately $2,000 in fuel costs over four years.4
The question now is not should you or shouldn't you. Instead, it's simply: Are you in the mood for a sleek, all-new sedan or a versatile Sports Activity Vehicle?