Detroit motor show 2008 - BMW's diesel initiatives
14 January 2008
Both feature a 262bhp 3.0-litre diesel engine that meets stringent emissions standards, and will be available from midway through this year.
The significance? Some will consider it a good thing, others a sign of just how far behind Europe the USA is, but it's clear that the message of fuel efficiency and lower emissions is finally being given a kick-start across the Atlantic.