If there was one giant mystery that still remains unsolved, it would have to be WHY aren't there clean diesel crossover vehicles? Think: this is one of the hottest selling segments and there has yet to be a diesel variant in the States.
Take, for example, the 2011 BMW X3. The car is all over the place in the New York tri-state area yet we haven't heard word about its stellar diesel variant making its way here. Consider this: the X3 Diesel can get 37 mpg, as seen by our friends The Diesel Driver. While that's not too bad, TDD even saw upwards of 50 mpg in the combined EU fuel economy test cycle.
Peculiar there is no urgency to get the vehicle on our shores.
Why not a Mercedes-Benz GLK diesel or how about the Cadillac SRX or upcoming Range Rover Evoque?
Audi has said that the Q5 TDI will be here in the next 24 - 30 months -- this was in March.
Considering the success seen with the diesel Q7, why are manufacturers dragging their feet with diesel crossovers?
BimmerFest Preview 2011
2011 BMW 1M NA Launch Photo Gallery
2012 BMW 6-Series NA Launch Cabo Photo Gallery
Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 Photo Gallery
2011 New York Auto Show Photo Gallery