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Old 09-29-2008, 05:17 PM   #41
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He's probably thinking SMG is auto too
I know what SMG and DCT are, but who operates the clutch? The car, therefore it is an automatic in my eyes. Yes it's performance is better, and yes it's not a traditional automatic, but its just not the same as depressing the clutch and going through the gears yourself.
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Ok lotta miss information here..

First off, diesel is more expensive, just depending on location. Like in LA, diesel is about 90 cents more than premium. But in the inland empire, it's about 10 cents more. So it really depends on where you live is what i'm saying.

Second, the 335i has shittyy MPG in the city. On the highway, I can probably squeeze 28-30mpg, but the city is less than 17(and that's city/highway mixed).

So if diesel is cheap where you're at and you like diesel cars, get it. If not, get the 335i. Just again be warned that the 335i does not get good range in the city.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:49 PM   #44
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there are so many ballers in here gas ain't sheet for them, it's all about hp or torque
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If you really wanted to save gas, you would get one of the I4 Turbo's + Manual Transmission, I think BMW will start selling them next year here, there's no point in a 6 cylinder diesel.
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how much is the diesel going to be?
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I read somewhere diesel usually gets better real world MPG...ie:jetta/golf diesel
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:32 PM   #48
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There was a comparo done between the 335i and 335d recently. It was quite informative, considering the overall balance of performance/fuel consumption tipped the 335d's way, but only in a marginal way. Either way, i wasn't left believing the 335d was SO much more efficient than the 335i.

I think they'll be 2 different flavors for 2 different drivers. One of my clients, in his early 60's and has a 335i. He and his wife drive that thing like a golf-cart, lol. He's interesting in trading in for the 335d, since they drive slow and the more torque will benefit them.

Especially since NC is almost out of unleaded gas, haha.
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Alpina D3 = 2.0L TT (same engine as the 123d=323d)


I know, I wasn't comparing to the x35d.
The D3 biturbo is just an amazing car, even if it hasn't that much volume as the x35d.

Alpina FTW!

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