September 16, 2008
Whitby, Ontario – BMW Canada announced price reductions on its 2009 BMW vehicles, ranging from $1,000 – $7,000 depending on the model, as well as upgraded equipment levels.
“The Canadian market remains intensely competitive and premium brand consumers are benefiting,” stated Kevin Marcotte, Director Marketing, BMW Canada. “Our 2009 product offerings, including diesel engines in the new 3 Series Sedan and X5 Sports Activity Vehicle later this year provide Canadians with even more choice to enjoy our brand promise of delivering The Ultimate Driving Experience.”
The 2009 3 Series and X5 lineup will expand in late 2008 with the introduction of the BMW 335d and X5 xDrive 35d, both featuring a 3.0-litre in-line six cylinder diesel engine with Variable Twin Turbo Technology and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) management system with urea injection. The diesel engine offers a maximum output of 265 hp and peak torque of 425 lb-ft.
Preliminary performance figures for the 2009 BMW 335d indicate an acceleration capability of 6.2 seconds to achieve 0-100 km/h while delivering average fuel economy of 8.5/5.3 litres per 100 km(city/highway). The 2009 X5 xDrive 35d, in combination with a six-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic, will set new performance standards in the segment, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds while delivering thrifty fuel consumption of 10.7/7.5 litres per 100 km (city/highway).