The new BMW 7-Series is likely to also include a right-hand drive diesel version.
BMW is considering the possibility of adding diesel derivatives to its new 7-Series range that will be launched next year.
Diesel variations are sold in Europe, but the company has not yet introduced a diesel range on right-hand drive vehicles.
Managing Director Jim O’Donnell and Sales Director Graeme Grieve said it depended whether the German factory could spare time and resources to engineer right-hand drive diesel variants.
“The factory is willing to build (RHD 7-Series diesels) for us, but there is a gap between what we think we can sell and what the factory would like to build for us,” Grieve said.
Demand for diesel vehicles has been limited in some markets, but interest is growing.
Left-hand drive 7-Series diesel variants have been sold in continental Europe for a few years now. They have been fitted with in-line, six-cylinder turbodiesel engines similar to those sold in right-hand drive 3- and 5-Series models in Britain.
Sales of diesel vehicles are increasing, especially in Britain where a new CO2 emissions-based company car tax regime is due to come into effect shortly.