Mrs. CarDudes is very happy this morning. She is cruising a new 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d. It's BMW's diesel power plant that is an inline 6 cylinder, 3.0 liter twin turbo with Bosch's common-rail direct fuel injection, 16.5:1 compression. It has an impressive 425 ft lbs of torque which peaks between 1750 and 2200 rpm, a very usable range. Not that my wife cared about any of that but I did. Now we have a great smaller 7 passenger family vehicle so we don't have to roll the Excursion every time there are more than 5 passengers. Not to mention, it can splash the boat if we really needed it to.