Diesel BMW 335d and X5 xDrive35d tax credits

Posted By on February 6, 2009

BMW 335d and X5 diesels

A couple nice looking BMW diesels recently available in the U.S. look to be edible for tax incentives this year. They have been added to the IRS list of cars using technology helping promote more fuel efficient vehicles. The new 335d sedan and X5 xDrive35d SUV fit the IRS Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle Tax Credit and according to Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America are eligible for a 2009 tax credit. The 335d sedan is eligible for a $900 tax credit under the Lean Burn bill, while the larger X5 xDrive35d can tap up to $1,800 in credit.

Other vehicles eligible for similar tax credits include the Volkswagen Jetta and several of Mercedes’ BlueTec diesels (both eligible under the Lean Burn program), plus the Ford Fusion Hybrid, eligible under new hybrid incentives.

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Comments

  • I had a chance to test drive the X5 xDrive35d and found it very impressive to drive, but surprisingly loud — and this coming from a guy who love diesel? I’ll write up a few comments after a 335d test drive and add a few photos.

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