The specifications on the new 8-speed transmission in the GT says that it is modular, and designed to support all-wheel drive without changes in length, so this is likely to make all-wheel drive available eventually on the GT. Most of the info I've found implies that won't happen until late summer or fall 2010. Most articles are also kind of mute about whether the diesel will ever show up in the USA. Combining both diesel and all-wheel drive is yet another variable into the pot. With the diesel expected to account for 60% of sales outside of the USA, they may not find enough to make it here. But at the equivalent of 40mpg highway (extra-urban cycle) in Europe, I think it would be a great addition here.
Anyone else interested in this combination? Does BMW listen? Anyone heard anything on this?