ALTHOUGH BMW WON'T be bringing the admirably powerful diesel-powered 740d Australia's way, the German automaker's local arm will still be rolling out a number of new diesel models in the near future.
Chief among these is the new 330d sedan, which shares its 3.0 litre twin-turbo diesel powerplant with the just-launched 730d.
Generating a healthy 180kW and a sizable 540Nm of torque, the diesel-drinking engine isn't just a grunty, economical piece of equipment - it's also genuinely powerful.
The 330d arrives here next month, but BMW Australia's diesel plans don't stop there. A super-frugal 118d (above) is currently under consideration, as are diesel variants of the 3 Series coupe and convertible.
BMW has also recently launched the 120d manual here, which sips 4.8 litres of diesel per 100km and emits just 128g/km of CO2.
It's the most fuel-efficient model in BMW's local lineup and certainly one of the cheapest: meaning ownership of a prestige German brand is no longer quite the expensive exercise it used to be.
With fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures of 3.75l/km and 118g/km, we'd say there would certainly be more than a few people interested in having one in their driveway.
For now though, the 320d remains the efficiency king of the 3 Series range.