March 2003 will see BMW stake new ground in its product line-up with the production of its first ever diesel Coupé, the BMW 330Cd.
The 330Cd features an uprated version of BMW’s acclaimed 3.0-litre diesel engine and will arrive in the UK in 2004. The new 3.0-litre unit will also slot into the 330d Saloon and Touring models next spring in the UK when the following range of styling and performance enhancements will also hit the UK showrooms:
- Introduction of the BMW 330Cd (lhd – March 2003; rhd – 2004)
- Uprated 6 cylinder diesel engines
- New six speed manual transmissions added to the range
- New six-speed SSG transmission available on BMW 330Ci/325Ci Coupé and Convertible
- Styling enhancements on Coupé, Convertible and Compact
- DSC standardised across the range
BMW’s first ever diesel Coupé will feature the perfect marriage of an uprated version of the muscular 3.0-litre diesel engine to the dynamic poise and handling of the renowned 3 Series Coupé chassis.
The new, lighter engine in the BMW 330Cd offers an extra 20 bhp, increased low-down torque (max 410 Nm available at 1,500 rpm), improved top speed and 0-62 performance. Improved fuel consumption makes the package even more unbeatable.
The uprated 3.0-litre diesel will also be added to the 330d Saloon and Touring.