The first wave of new BMW diesel vehicles are on the way to the United States in 2009. Among them is the BMW X5 xDrive 35d. For 2009 we are seeing lots of new diesel cars, trucks, and suvs poised to take the American automotive market by storm. The BMW X5 xDrive 35d is powered by a 3.0L Inline six cylinder. This Twin Turbo diesel produces 265 horsepower and 425lb-ft of torque. It completes 0-62 mph in just 7.2 seconds. fuel consumption is 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. It will be a strong competitor to the Audi Q7 TDi diesel and the Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDi. All of these diesel suvs will be 50 state legal in 2009. BMW is raising prices for 2009 on all of it’s models by a average of 2.1 percent to cover the weak U.S. Dollar and increasing cost of raw materials. If this diesel X5 is a hot seller we could see more diesels from BMW in the future like the smaller BMW X3 suv.