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Fitted with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine, BMW’s 328d generates 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to get the car from 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds, while returning fuel economy that could top 40 mpg. We say “could top,” as the EPA has yet to rate the fuel economy of the 328d.
Though it won’t be displayed in New York, word is that the BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon will also be available in the United States with the same 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine. Expect the 328d Sport Wagon to come in both rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive forms as well.
The BMW 328d sedan will share New York Auto Show booth space with the automaker's Concept Active Tourer and its new 3-Series Gran Turismo, too. Both cars are making their North American debut in New York.
The Concept Active Tourer is a plug-in hybrid concept that sports “athletic proportions” and an “elongated wedge-shaped silhouette,” in an attempt to make the crossover sexy. Though it exists only in concept form, its three-cylinder gasoline engine and battery-powered electric motor are claimed to return as much as 95 mpg.
The 3-Series Gran Turismo, however, is a real product that will be arriving in BMW showrooms later this year. Like the 5-Series Gran Turismo, the 3-Series GT gets a longer wheelbase, a sloping roof and more cargo flexibility than the 3-Series sedan.
Look for the 3-Series GT to be available with with either TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder or in-line six-cylinder power when it hits U.S. BMW dealers this summer.
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