BMW Advanced Diesel Models Qualify For IRS Motor Vehicle Tax Credit

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More interesting news keeps rolling out from der boys at Bavarian Motor Werke.

It seems that the new diesel models that BMW is rolling out are so clean that the IRS will actually give a tax credit for buying one of the things.

How does this work? Just how clean? And are we really giving props to the IRS (shudder)?

Yes we are.

For starters, this concerns only two models that BMW is currently brining into the states. Now that doesn\’t mean that the other models don\’t qualify, it\’s just that BMW is only bringing in two at the moment due to marketing concerns, business plans & what not.

Anyway, both of the BMW Advanced Diesel models with BluePerformance technology have qualified for an Internal Revenue Service Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Tax Credit. In choosing vehicles that will burn significantly less fuel and produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions, purchasers of the 335d sedan will qualify for up to a $900 tax credit while purchasers of the X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle(R) will qualify for up to a $1,800 tax credit.

Not bad, especially that $1,800 tax credit on the X5 SUV (kind of pricey, so any saving you can get, the better, right?).

And just because these are diesels doesn\’t mean you should confuse them with 55 HP VW Rabbits.

With 265 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque available from the 3.0-liter sequential twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel engine, the 335d is capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 mph is six seconds flat while the X5 xDrive35d will do it in just 6.9 seconds. That\’s not bad, especially for the truck, er, SUV, cause those things ain\’t light.

But what about mileage, that\’s what most oil burning customers are really looking after. The 335d Sedan, the most fuel efficient BMW ever sold in the US, delivers 23 miles per gallon city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway according to the US EPA. The X5 xDrive35d is rated at 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, taking the hit for being bigger, heavier and boxier. Both models are capable of traveling nearly 600 miles on a single tank of fuel.

So, if you\’re inclined towards diesels, and are also disposed towards BMWs, these two are worth a look.

And you also get money from the IRS.

You heard me, money FROM the IRS (for a change).

Here\’s BMW\’s full press release:

BMW ADVANCED DIESEL MODELS QUALIFY FOR IRS ADVANCED LEAN BURN TECHNOLOGY MOTOR VEHICLE TAX CREDIT
02/04/2009

Purchasers of 335d Sedan and X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle® qualify for up to $900 and $1,800 tax credit respectively
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 4, 2009… BMW of North America, LLC confirmed today that both of its BMW Advanced Diesel models with BluePerformance technology have qualified for an Internal Revenue Service Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle Tax Credit. In choosing vehicles that will burn significantly less fuel and produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions, purchasers of the 335d Sedan will qualify for up to a $900 tax credit while purchasers of the X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle® will qualify for up to a $1,800 tax credit.

“Qualification for these tax credits is further recognition of the remarkable efficiency of our new BMW Advanced Diesel models,” said Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC.

Both BMW Advanced Diesel models keep the promise of the Ultimate Driving Machine® while delivering class leading fuel efficiency. With 265 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque available from the 3.0-liter sequential twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel engine, the 335d is capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 mph is six seconds flat while the X5 xDrive35d will do it in just 6.9 seconds. In spite of this level of performance the 335d Sedan, the most fuel efficient BMW ever sold in the US, delivers 23 miles per gallon city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway according to the US EPA. The X5 xDrive35d is rated at 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Both models are capable of traveling nearly 600 miles on a single tank of fuel.

The 335d Sedan and X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle® are now available in BMW centers across all 50 states.

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and the X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 82 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North, Central and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at:

www.bmwgroupna.com
www.bmwusa.com
www.bmwmotorcycles.com
www.miniusa.com
www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com
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About The Author

Tony Borroz grew up in a sportscar oriented family, but sadly, it was British cars. His knuckles still show the marks of slipped Whitworth sockets, strains to reach upper rear shock bushings on Triumphs, and slight burn marks from dealing with Lucas Electric “systems.” He has written for a variety of car magazines and websites, Automoblog chief among them. Tony has worked on popular driving games as a content expert, in addition to working for aerospace companies, software giants, and as a movie stuntman. He currently lives in a secure, undisclosed location in the American southwestern desert.

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