Originally Posted by JackW
The 1-series diesel would be a really neat car here - lets keep our fingers crossed. They are selling Mini diesels in Canada - don't know if there are any plans to bring them south of the border.
Sorry, there are no Mini Diesels in Canada.
The PROBLEM is that in 2007, the NOX requirements were set well below what can be achieved by a diesel and well below European regulation limits. These very low levels require complex after-treatment systems. Because of this, "most companies are introducing more expensive cars, than base models.
The Mini Diesel does not have the NOX treatment systems, so can not be brought in.
Euro 4 levels are 0.25 g/km, Euro 5 is 0.18 g/km. 2007 North American regs are 0.07 g/mile (0.043 g/km). Europe has different regs for diesel and gasoline engines, North America does not.