it is official US is getting MB GLK250 BlueTEC. - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums



Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts

BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts
Do you own a diesel powered BMW? Maybe a 335d or a BMW x35d? Come and talk about what makes your car great!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-22-2012, 07:31 PM
bayoucity's Avatar
bayoucity bayoucity is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8,554
Mein Auto: 2011 335d & 2014 535i
it is official US is getting MB GLK250 BlueTEC.

I applaud MB for bringing new BlueTEC offerring and new diesel engine to our shore. BMWNA will do better, right?

The news release says:"Starting with the biggest change, the GLK gets a 250 Bluetec trim for the model year. Mercedes says this four-cylinder diesel is the most powerful ever to reside in an SUV; the direct-injected 2.1-liter inline-four makes 190 horsepower and 369 pounds-feet of torque. The GLK250 Bluetec comes standard with permanent all-wheel drive."

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-22-2012, 09:36 PM
Stussy109's Avatar
Stussy109 Stussy109 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New jersey
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 172
Mein Auto: 2009 335D sport
Only thing is the GLK blows, I had one for a loaner for a few weeks, and would never buy one.
__________________
Current Rides:
2011 X5D Loaded (Oil Burner)
2012 VW Passat SEL TDI (Oil sipper)
2008 Honda CBR 1000
2007 Harley Davidson Sportster XL 1200

Retired:
2010 Mercedes GL350 (in the shop too much)
2009 335D
2008 Audi A6 3.2 Quattro loaded
2005 BMW M3 Black compertition Pkg with Nav
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-22-2012, 11:27 PM
bayoucity's Avatar
bayoucity bayoucity is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8,554
Mein Auto: 2011 335d & 2014 535i
Regardless, MB deserves plenty of kodus for bring 1st AWD diesel 4 cylinder CUV to the States.

Will someone please tell me where is x3d? It is ironic that x3d is manufactured here versus GLK made in Germany.

Last edited by bayoucity; 03-22-2012 at 11:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 03-23-2012, 04:32 AM
CrazyINP CrazyINP is offline
Registered User
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 32
Mein Auto: '11 335d, '09 MCS
The problem is that diesel doesn't sell that good in US. It will take time till people opinion change that diesels are not the same.

My coworkers still have hard time understanding why my car doesn't smoke.
__________________
2011 335d M-sport
BMW CCA Member 357544
1997 BMW M3/4 Cosmos Black - autocross & track - Gone
2002 Audi S8 Brillian Black - daily driver - Gone

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-23-2012, 05:29 AM
KarlB KarlB is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Crockett,tx
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 881
Mein Auto: 11 335d,08 K12GT,10 S1000
Quote:
Originally Posted by bayoucity View Post
Will someone please tell me where is x3d? It is ironic that x3d is manufactured here versus GLK made in Germany.
+1 X335d is what I would consider a perfect veh for me if BMW would just bring it to the States
__________________
11 335d
2010 S1000RR
08 K1200GT
08 WR250R
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-23-2012, 07:56 AM
Alpine300ZHP Alpine300ZHP is offline
East Coast Commuter
Location: South Florida
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,583
Mein Auto: M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stussy109 View Post
Only thing is the GLK blows, I had one for a loaner for a few weeks, and would never buy one.
It is not as good as the x3, but it costs less too. I think it is actually a pretty good ride for what it costs. MB should get kudos for expanding their diesel offerings. I want BMW to offer diesel x3, 5 and 7 cars. There is a growing market for these and we will get them sooner or later.
__________________
~ 19 X6M
- Previous BMW's - Way too many to list here (24)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-23-2012, 07:59 AM
Alpine300ZHP Alpine300ZHP is offline
East Coast Commuter
Location: South Florida
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,583
Mein Auto: M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyINP View Post
The problem is that diesel doesn't sell that good in US. It will take time till people opinion change that diesels are not the same.

My coworkers still have hard time understanding why my car doesn't smoke.
Agreed....but as more of them end up on the road more people will see how great they are. I have spoken to numerous people at the diesel pump when they see my 335d...they come over curious that I am putting diesel into a 3 series and ask questions. I can think of 2 or 3 that said they were going to the nearby dealer to check out a 335d after seeing mine. Part of the problem with diesels in America is the same problem electric vehicles have....lack of advertising and real world experience. If I ever buy another house (slim chance, but we ll see...prefer condos) I very well may get an i8 as my daily driver. I can see the value and benefits of electric and diesel cars.
__________________
~ 19 X6M
- Previous BMW's - Way too many to list here (24)

Last edited by Alpine300ZHP; 03-23-2012 at 08:01 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-23-2012, 08:48 AM
wanderlust wanderlust is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 235
Mein Auto: 2012 X5 35d
that is good. hopefully if the chevy cruiz goes diesel the masses will embrace it and we will have more options eventualy

powered by lemings
__________________
Though I did not know the place, I set out for the land of my dreams.
Having arrived at the land of my dreams, I found I did not know the place.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-23-2012, 09:22 AM
stoked335d stoked335d is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 162
Mein Auto: 2014 S4
The gas is still too cheap in the States compared to rest of the world(excluding oil producers like Venezuela, Kuwait etc). If gas hits $7 gallon then I could see some low to mid income families ditching their SUV for more fuel efficient alternatives. Some countries are already using LPG because it costs less than 1/2 price of gas/diesel. When I was in Thailand in 2007 most taxis were already using LPG.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-23-2012, 02:20 PM
dunderhi's Avatar
dunderhi dunderhi is offline
bimmerfest Supporting Member
Location: MD
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,878
Mein Auto: 19 MB G550, 19 X3 3.0
It's an option Mrs Dunderhi will check out.
__________________


BMWs
2019 X3 3.0 Sport Utility Vehicle
2015 M6 Drophead Coupé
2015 328dx Estate
2013 X5M Sport Utility Vehicle
2013 650xi 2 Door Fastback Saloon
2011 Dinan 5 Saloon
2011 335d Saloon


Other
2019 MB G550 Zombie Apocalypse Vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-23-2012, 03:14 PM
rmorin49's Avatar
rmorin49 rmorin49 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Hagerstown, MD,
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,789
Mein Auto: 2011 335d
I'm holding out for the M550xd, now that would be one awesome machine if it comes to the US.
__________________
COL(Ret), US Army
Hagerstown MD
2019 X5 MSport 40i
2016 Corvette Stingray (Fun Car)
2016 528ixdrive/MSport (Ret)
2013 Audi A6 (Ret)
2013 Audi A4 (Ret)
2010 Z4s30i (ED) (Ret)
2011 335d (Ret)
2009 335i vert (Ret)/ED/PCD
2007 335i vert (Ret) ED/PCD
2000 740iL (Ret)
1998 328iC (Ret)
1990 535i (Ret)
1988 635CSi (Ret)
1985 M635 Euro (Ret)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-23-2012, 04:33 PM
KarlB KarlB is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Crockett,tx
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 881
Mein Auto: 11 335d,08 K12GT,10 S1000
Quote:
Originally Posted by stoked335d View Post
When I was in Thailand in 2007 most taxis were already using LPG.
South Korea was doing that when I was there from 82-85, LPG taxis have been around a long time, I even talked one driver into leting me take the wheel back then
__________________
11 335d
2010 S1000RR
08 K1200GT
08 WR250R
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-23-2012, 05:31 PM
3ismagic#'s Avatar
3ismagic# 3ismagic# is offline
HerrDoktorProfessor
Location: Another State of Mind
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,648
Mein Auto: '19 330Xi M Sport
Hopefully the guys in Munich will do likewise and bring and oil burning X1. If so mrs 3ismagic# will be happy.
__________________

Entertaining America Since 1975

European Delivery July 26th 2011
ED Video:
ED Trip Report:https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=557294
Current:
G20 330i X-Drive M-Sport
Past:
Alfa Romeo Giulia
E90-335d
BMWCCA #448878
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-24-2012, 05:07 AM
EYE4SPEED's Avatar
EYE4SPEED EYE4SPEED is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: West Coast... of Michigan
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 285
Mein Auto: 335d M-Sport LCI
X4 or the same 4 cylinder option for the new Mercedes crossover (MLC or GLC or whatever they end up calling it). The styling should be better than the GLK.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-24-2012, 05:18 AM
DennisCooper!'s Avatar
DennisCooper! DennisCooper! is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: West London / Heathrow UK
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,666
Mein Auto: 03 Ex Cop 530d Touring
Hi,

That Mercedes doesn't really look that great... not sure of it's driving dynamics or anything though.

Point above is correct, the price of your Petrol is still very cheap indeed and the vast proportion of USA drivers have no intention of switching to Diesel, I'd hazard a guess a large proportion of those people don't even know diesel cars exist !

The UK has just hit a record high for the price of petrol, and Diesel of course is significantly more expensive still AND we have another rise in line with inflation etc in August. I haven't done exact recent calculations but I imagine our Diesel is the equivalent of around $9.40/gallon USD average.

I hear if driven gently the current F10 5 series 520d has a 1000 mile range!

Cheers, Dennis!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-24-2012, 07:08 AM
AzNMpower32's Avatar
AzNMpower32 AzNMpower32 is offline
Tar Heel Faithful
Location: WNC
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14,127
Mein Auto: 2006 325i; 2015 Yamaha R3
I'd be up for a test drive with the GLK diesel comes out. At this point, I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of perfection in driving dynamics for better fuel consumption/emissions and long range.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-24-2012, 09:41 AM
tol4o tol4o is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Boston, MA
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 202
Mein Auto: E92 M3 & X5D
Good news, MB leaded the line of the efficient 4 cyl diesels in GLK (too bad it's so ugly, looks like a shoe)
I guess Audi will be next with Q5 2.0 TDI
and then finally I predict BMW will possibly bring X3 xdrive28d or X1 xdrive28d with 4cyl twin-turbo oil burner
__________________
2011 E70 X5 35D - The Ultimate Oil Burner
2008 E92 M3 6SP Silverstone II Matt, Schnitzer ACS3 Sport
2007 E81 123D 6SP (SOLD)
2004 E46 M3 6SP Imola Red (SOLD)
2004 X3 E83 2.5i Auto (SOLD)
1996 318ti E36 Hatchback 4-cyl 5SP Manual (SOLD)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-24-2012, 10:23 AM
bayoucity's Avatar
bayoucity bayoucity is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8,554
Mein Auto: 2011 335d & 2014 535i
It is great that MB is offerring almost everything in diesel these days. Let me paraphase from C&D :

"The rollout of more four-cylinder diesels in the U.S. is long overdue, and we’re pretty psyched. And let’s be clear: Benz isn’t bringing its four-cylinder diesel here for just one car. Investing in emissions and crash compliance means you’ll see the diesel four in the next-gen C-class—a mechanical cousin to the GLK—among other vehicles. "

I don't remeber the last time someone introduce diesel AWD CUV to US.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-24-2012, 02:39 PM
rmorin49's Avatar
rmorin49 rmorin49 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Hagerstown, MD,
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,789
Mein Auto: 2011 335d
Quote:
Originally Posted by tol4o View Post
Good news, MB leaded the line of the efficient 4 cyl diesels in GLK (too bad it's so ugly, looks like a shoe)
I guess Audi will be next with Q5 2.0 TDI
and then finally I predict BMW will possibly bring X3 xdrive28d or X1 xdrive28d with 4cyl twin-turbo oil burner
The Q5 diesel would be nice. Anything in the A6 or A8 line available with an oil burner?
__________________
COL(Ret), US Army
Hagerstown MD
2019 X5 MSport 40i
2016 Corvette Stingray (Fun Car)
2016 528ixdrive/MSport (Ret)
2013 Audi A6 (Ret)
2013 Audi A4 (Ret)
2010 Z4s30i (ED) (Ret)
2011 335d (Ret)
2009 335i vert (Ret)/ED/PCD
2007 335i vert (Ret) ED/PCD
2000 740iL (Ret)
1998 328iC (Ret)
1990 535i (Ret)
1988 635CSi (Ret)
1985 M635 Euro (Ret)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-24-2012, 03:05 PM
tol4o tol4o is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Boston, MA
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 202
Mein Auto: E92 M3 & X5D
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmorin49 View Post
The Q5 diesel would be nice. Anything in the A6 or A8 line available with an oil burner?
Audi A6 3.0L V6 TDI (same engine used in Q7 and VW Touareg) will be available soon. They might also have A8 3.0 TDI. I spoke with the Audi guys during an auto show and they said by 2014 there will be a full line of diesel models
__________________
2011 E70 X5 35D - The Ultimate Oil Burner
2008 E92 M3 6SP Silverstone II Matt, Schnitzer ACS3 Sport
2007 E81 123D 6SP (SOLD)
2004 E46 M3 6SP Imola Red (SOLD)
2004 X3 E83 2.5i Auto (SOLD)
1996 318ti E36 Hatchback 4-cyl 5SP Manual (SOLD)
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-24-2012, 06:32 PM
rmorin49's Avatar
rmorin49 rmorin49 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Hagerstown, MD,
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,789
Mein Auto: 2011 335d
Quote:
Originally Posted by tol4o View Post
Audi A6 3.0L V6 TDI (same engine used in Q7 and VW Touareg) will be available soon. They might also have A8 3.0 TDI. I spoke with the Audi guys during an auto show and they said by 2014 there will be a full line of diesel models
This is good news and hopefully will motivate BMW to stay competitive in each model. If not, Audi or MB might earn my business.
__________________
COL(Ret), US Army
Hagerstown MD
2019 X5 MSport 40i
2016 Corvette Stingray (Fun Car)
2016 528ixdrive/MSport (Ret)
2013 Audi A6 (Ret)
2013 Audi A4 (Ret)
2010 Z4s30i (ED) (Ret)
2011 335d (Ret)
2009 335i vert (Ret)/ED/PCD
2007 335i vert (Ret) ED/PCD
2000 740iL (Ret)
1998 328iC (Ret)
1990 535i (Ret)
1988 635CSi (Ret)
1985 M635 Euro (Ret)
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-25-2012, 08:33 AM
Snipe656 Snipe656 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Humble, Tx
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,037
Mein Auto: 2009 335d
I do not think MBZ has near the trouble selling diesel vehicles as day BMW does here in the states. I have met countless original owners of old MBZ diesels and when it finally comes time to buy a new car, they tend to go new MBZ diesel for the replacement. Their kids have similar dedication to the brand and fuel. I have a feeling VW is like this to some degree. The GLK is a much better option than the bigger diesel SUVs for retired couples as well.

Now my issue with the GLK is cargo space is not great at all. I'd buy a RAV4 unless the GLK dimensions have changed in very recent years.
__________________
--Admiral Aaron Rouse
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-25-2012, 09:57 AM
AzNMpower32's Avatar
AzNMpower32 AzNMpower32 is offline
Tar Heel Faithful
Location: WNC
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14,127
Mein Auto: 2006 325i; 2015 Yamaha R3
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmorin49 View Post
This is good news and hopefully will motivate BMW to stay competitive in each model. If not, Audi or MB might earn my business.
I was chatting to someone who works for BMW, said that my next car will be a VW Golf TDI unless the market changes dramatically in the next couple years. He said "Wow, that hurts!" My response: "Well, BMW doesn't sell a vehicle that I want in the US, while VW does. I'd love to stay with BMW but it's got to be a 4 cylinder diesel."

It's also gotta be a hatch. And I don't really want AWD (I realise the GLK will only come to the US in 4MATIC form- reality is I won't actually buy one), and cargo capacity doesn't need to be huge because the bike is gonna go on a hitch carrier.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-27-2012, 08:00 AM
UncleJ UncleJ is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Silicon Valley
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,596
Mein Auto: '09 Cayenne "S"
We will be seeing a lot of diesels here in the next couple of MY's. Mazda has one ready to go as do Toyota and Hyundai/Kia. The new Jeep GC will have a turbo diesel V6 (VM Motori owned by GM and Fiat) in '13 and I would not be surprised to see the GM triplets use that same engine since it will be certified and ready to go. What I would really love to see is a light duty diesel pick up truck!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-27-2012, 08:06 AM
Axel61's Avatar
Axel61 Axel61 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Puerto Rico
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 916
Mein Auto: 335d
For the Amrican side we have to thank Chevy Cruze in pushing their car and also Chrysler eerr FIAT should I say for bringing their I6 single turbo on the JEEP in 2013, BMW better hurry up or otherwise will fall WAYY behind!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.