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2018 BMW 5-Series Picks-Up US Diesel Trend!

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What is up with the US and diesels lately? Diesels are considered unpopular in this country and the demand fell to a new low ever since Volkswagen got caught red-handed for cheating their emissions.

But despite these facts, Jeep showed commitment to diesel engines when they announced on a diesel mill for the new generation Wrangler. FCA too worked hard to gain approval for a number of diesel mills. Then there is Ford which has teased that the next-gen Ranger Raptor will have a diesel setup before following it up with a confirmation on the F-150 diesel.

Now, it is BMW’s turn to join this questionable diesel trend in the US as they have announced on getting EPA’s approval to sell diesels with the 5-Series. Known as the 540D with xDrive, the vehicle will run on 3L mill that can develop 261hp and 457ft-lbs of torque.

The 5-Series 540D will also mirror the offerings on the 530D but it will cost about $2500 more than the petrol-powered 540i. If sales of the 5-Series are to improve thanks to the 540D, it may motivate BMW and other carmakers to sell more diesels here in the US.