Munich, Germany – BMW has announced that it will debut two diesel-powered models at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, prior to their market launch in Canada and the U.S. The company will display the BMW X5 xDrive35d and BMW 335d Sedan with BluePerformance Technology.

Parallel to the U.S. debut of the new BMW 7 Series, the company will also display the Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid. The new BMW 3 Series will also be shown at the Los Angeles show, immediately after its U.S. debut in Miami.

The X5 xDrive35d and 335d Sedan use a 3.0-litre straight-six engine with variable twin turbo technology, and SCR technology to reduce nitric oxides (NOX), ensuring full compliance with BIN 5 emissions standards and making the vehicles available in all 50 states.

With the introduction of its ActiveHybrid Technology, BMW is pursuing a strategy of model-specific hybrid technology. In 2009, the company will develop two hybrid models to production standard, combining an electric motor and combustion engine with the use of brake and thrust energy transformed into electricity. The BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid that will be shown in Los Angeles uses a mild hybrid system to reduce fuel consumption by approximately 15 per cent when compared to a conventional engine. The company has also announced a full hybrid system in the Concept X6 ActiveHybrid, which will reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent.

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