Diesel BMW 7-Series going to the United States image

The German based automaker BMW is planning to launch a diesel version of the facelifted 7-Series to the United States next year.

After being officially presented to the public a week ago, the BMW 7-Series facelift is once again being placed into the spotlights, with a rumor saying that the luxurious vehicle will get a diesel version for the United States. According to the guys at the the BMW 7-Series diesel, aimed towards the over-seas auto market, will be launched sometimes next year and the model is expected to be badged as the 735d or the 740d.

With the world economy severely affected by increasing gas prices and with the gallon going up a few times this year in the United States, a diesel version of the BMW 7-Series will be more than welcomed over-seas. The source mentioned above is saying that the diesel BMW 7-Series facelift will get the same engine as the X5 xDrive35d, the 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder unit, which, in standard configuration, is developing a total output of 265 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 425 lb-ft, but in the high-level version is producing 308 HP and 465 lb-ft. The unit might actually pack more power in the 7-Series.