Posted By RichC on February 6, 2009
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.