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Old 07-28-2010, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by AzNMpower32 View Post
Americans will probably be unwilling to pay the price premium for an X3 diesel, much less a diesel hybrid which requires extensive R&D.
Judging by the sales ox X5 35d, there is definitely a market and demand for diesel SAV. Premium gas and diesel cost about the same in Phoenix area, and diesels offer 30% better mpg than gas equivalents. Combine that with the eco credit and fed tax incentives, it's why buying a diesel makes economical sense. Not to forget low RPM torque, perfectly suited to 7-8 speed automatic transmissions in heavier cars like the X's.
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