[Vwdiesel] A Diesel Beemer?
natewall1 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 11 07:11:19 EST 2003
Is there a way to get a count of the number of a
particular make/model sold here in the states, new.
I've always wondered how many '85 Jetta TDs were sold
here. Also, how many Jetta NA diesels from the same
year were sold?
--- "Duncan L. Forbes" <duncan.forbes at ints.com> wrote:
> Kenneth you are correct.
> BMW imported the 524td for the years of 1985 and
> It used the 6 Cyl. 2.4L M21D turbo diesel engine.
> I didn't look up the stats on how many they imported
> but I believe it is a
> pretty rare beast here in the US.
> Kenneth E. Oldrid wrote:
> > I believe BMW released the 524 turbo diesel from
> 85-86 in the US. It is an
> > inline six cylinder.
> > Quoting Nate Wall <natewall1 at yahoo.com>:
> > > On the way to work this morning I saw a BMW that
> > > an insignia on the trunk lid that read "524 td"
> > > "TD" was in lower case letters). I was dierectly
> > > behind it, but saw absolutely no smoke on
> > > acceleration, and could not really hear the
> motor. The
> > > BMW was at least a 1986 (had the center brake
> > > required by NHTSA on '86 and later MYs), and was
> > > small Beemer, about the size of my Jetta. Nice
> > > too. I was aware BMW sold the newer and larger
> > > here with the same engine that occasionally
> found its
> > > way into a Lincoln. I was not aware of any
> > > though. Was it a diesel?
> > >
> > > --Nate
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