BMW Diesels Qualify for Tax Credits
The 2009 BMW 335d sedan will garner you $900 back on your next return, while the 2009 X5 xDrive35d SUV will net you $1,800. Both vehicles use BMW’s twin-turbo, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder diesel engine and qualify for the credits under the Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle tax credit program. The diesel sedan is rated at 23/33 mpg city/highway, and the X5 is rated at 19/25 mpg.
This is all well and good, but keep in mind that the 335d has a base price of $43,900, while the X5 xDrive35d starts at $51,200. We’re not sure that a savings of $900 off those prices will do much to stimulate the economy.