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Old 10-05-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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Excitement over new BMW diesel models?

Anyone else excited for the new BMW diesel models being introduced in the US, specifically the 335d and X5 x35d. I find myself checking the website daily to see when they will finally release pricing information and standard equipment lists. Interested to see whether or not some additional standard equipment will be offered to encourage buyers to take a look at the diesel models. Depending on how things go thinking very seriously about trying to purchase one this upcoming summer, had been looking at the 4.8 but the power and economy of the diesel make the 4.8 look a lot less desirable.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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Not interested. Diesel is so expensive, it overshadows any possible gas milage gains, and even the insane amount of torque.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:19 PM   #6
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Not interested. Diesel is so expensive, it overshadows any possible gas milage gains, and even the insane amount of torque.

Simple math will prove that to be incorrect. Assuming the models are comparatively priced and factoring diesel as 4 dollars a gallon and 93 at 3.50 (more than far prices) over 50,000 miles diesel saves over 700 dollars vs. the 3.0si and 1,600 over the 4.8i using highway mileage for both models under BMW estimates.
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It's about time, I probably would never buy a diesel unless the gas prices reach $9, but it's a nice option to have.
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:18 PM   #8
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Now all they need is a diesel hybrid
VW has a Golf Turbo Diesel Hybrid coming out... 65+ mpg...
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I'd take a look at it. Something like 90 percent of all the cars sold in Europe are diesel. They can't be that bad.
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I'd take a look at it. Something like 90 percent of all the cars sold in Europe are diesel. They can't be that bad.
My cousin went to italy and he said everything there is diesel or motorcycles. They rented a 5 series diesel and said it was awesome...power, quiet, smooth, efficient, etc
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Lol, you guys really are funny... We buy diesel cars because gas is stupidly expensive here, not because they are great cars engine wise... driving a diesel car SUCKS, its not fun at all, at least not when compared to a similar gas powered car. You can´t beat having a 6-7K RPM engine band (or preferably more) versus the diesel´s 4.5-5K RPM band.
Diesel engines AREN´T fun to drive, I have 100x more fun driving a 1.6 115hp Audi A3 than a 170hp 2.0 TDI A4... I´ve driven a LOT of diesel cars here, I had a modded 320d E46 Touring (200 hp), a friend of mine has a 535d with around 340hp and 700nm, and although its crazy fast, its not trully fun to drive, it just very fast and powerful. My dad had a 3.0 TDI Audi, also a powerful diesel car, but again, not fun to drive, not when compared to the gas version.

Hopefully when you guys finally get normal diesel cars (not the Dodge or whatever trucks you get in the U.S. with diesel engines), you´ll understand what I´m saying... Everyone here who loves driving and loves cars, just thank god for living in a country where you can have a good gas powered car taking in account today´s gas prices.
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lol, you guys really are funny... We buy diesel cars because gas is stupidly expensive here, not because they are great cars engine wise... Driving a diesel car sucks, its not fun at all, at least not when compared to a similar gas powered car. You can´t beat having a 6-7k rpm engine band (or preferably more) versus the diesel´s 4.5-5k rpm band.
Diesel engines aren´t fun to drive, i have 100x more fun driving a 1.6 115hp audi a3 than a 170hp 2.0 tdi a4... I´ve driven a lot of diesel cars here, i had a modded 320d e46 touring (200 hp), a friend of mine has a 535d with around 340hp and 700nm, and although its crazy fast, its not trully fun to drive, it just very fast and powerful. My dad had a 3.0 tdi audi, also a powerful diesel car, but again, not fun to drive, not when compared to the gas version.

Hopefully when you guys finally get normal diesel cars (not the dodge or whatever trucks you get in the u.s. With diesel engines), you´ll understand what i´m saying... Everyone here who loves driving and loves cars, just thank god for living in a country where you can have a good gas powered car taking in account today´s gas prices.
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lol, you guys really are funny... We buy diesel cars because gas is stupidly expensive here, not because they are great cars engine wise... Driving a diesel car sucks, its not fun at all, at least not when compared to a similar gas powered car. You can´t beat having a 6-7k rpm engine band (or preferably more) versus the diesel´s 4.5-5k rpm band.
Diesel engines aren´t fun to drive, i have 100x more fun driving a 1.6 115hp audi a3 than a 170hp 2.0 tdi a4... I´ve driven a lot of diesel cars here, i had a modded 320d e46 touring (200 hp), a friend of mine has a 535d with around 340hp and 700nm, and although its crazy fast, its not trully fun to drive, it just very fast and powerful. My dad had a 3.0 tdi audi, also a powerful diesel car, but again, not fun to drive, not when compared to the gas version.

Hopefully when you guys finally get normal diesel cars (not the dodge or whatever trucks you get in the u.s. With diesel engines), you´ll understand what i´m saying... Everyone here who loves driving and loves cars, just thank god for living in a country where you can have a good gas powered car taking in account today´s gas prices.
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do they have 335d coupe?
or its just sedan?
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Lol, you guys really are funny... We buy diesel cars because gas is stupidly expensive here, not because they are great cars engine wise... driving a diesel car SUCKS, its not fun at all, at least not when compared to a similar gas powered car. You can´t beat having a 6-7K RPM engine band (or preferably more) versus the diesel´s 4.5-5K RPM band.
Diesel engines AREN´T fun to drive, I have 100x more fun driving a 1.6 115hp Audi A3 than a 170hp 2.0 TDI A4... I´ve driven a LOT of diesel cars here, I had a modded 320d E46 Touring (200 hp), a friend of mine has a 535d with around 340hp and 700nm, and although its crazy fast, its not trully fun to drive, it just very fast and powerful. My dad had a 3.0 TDI Audi, also a powerful diesel car, but again, not fun to drive, not when compared to the gas version.

Hopefully when you guys finally get normal diesel cars (not the Dodge or whatever trucks you get in the U.S. with diesel engines), you´ll understand what I´m saying... Everyone here who loves driving and loves cars, just thank god for living in a country where you can have a good gas powered car taking in account today´s gas prices.
if you have to get to work and commute to places and doesnt care about driving... but just get from A-B (most people) then diesel is awesome
if you want to play then gas is better..
having 2 cars, 1 diesel for work days, and 1 gas for off days is ideal
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if you have to get to work and commute to places and doesnt care about driving... but just get from A-B (most people) then diesel is awesome
if you want to play then gas is better..
having 2 cars, 1 diesel for work days, and 1 gas for off days is ideal
i dont know.. i still think IN THE US.. diesel should be for trucks.. not for little dinky cars that doesn't need torque

from point A to B, a hybrid would be better.
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i dont know.. i still think IN THE US.. diesel should be for trucks.. not for little dinky cars that doesn't need torque

from point A to B, a hybrid would be better.
would you ever want to have an accident in a prius? cuz i dont
if you had a choice as gas milage would be the same, commuting in a 335d or any REAL car (has mass)
would be much safer
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would you ever want to have an accident in a prius? cuz i dont
if you had a choice as gas milage would be the same, commuting in a 335d or any REAL car (has mass)
would be much safer
ummm... ok?
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