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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,143
Posted By duberalles
The 3 Series it is the icon it is because of the...

The 3 Series it is the icon it is because of the very fast versions and the M3....if the 3 Series were just the 320i and the 328i they would not be as coveted as they are...simple.

In general all...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-20-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,143
Posted By duberalles
Debadging is very popular especially for owners...

Debadging is very popular especially for owners of dressed up entry level versions...in this particular case, someone may not notice the exhaust and think he is driving a 335i or an M3! :D;)

I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-07-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Pure numeric performances IMHO it's only part of...

Pure numeric performances IMHO it's only part of the equation in a luxury sport sedan.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-07-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Sorry but I did not think and I didn't know if...

Sorry but I did not think and I didn't know if that is a Nazi symbol at all, the big label are the first words of the Germany national anthem wrote in 1841 and adopted in 1922, well before the Nazi...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
It's interesting that the BMW USA web site...

It's interesting that the BMW USA web site mention the term "TwinPower Turbo" for the 328d and the X3 28d but not for the 535d or the X5 35d

For both diesel engines is mentioned the use of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
I believe that in the BMW gasoline engine range,...

I believe that in the BMW gasoline engine range, the twin turbo (meaning 2 separate turbochargers) are used only on the V8 engines.

Each turbocharger BMW uses I believe (both diesel and gasoline...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Never said was slow in absolute terms, stilll...

Never said was slow in absolute terms, stilll posted respectable numbers...but it was compared to some other cars with similar engines..the old automatic E39 530i, down on power and with a 5 speed...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
That is a criticism that I frankly fail to...

That is a criticism that I frankly fail to understand...the 550i has a manufacturer stated fuel consumption number not that far behind from a Toyota Avalon...and with a sligthly bigger tank.

Is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-05-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Just to make clear..I never suggested that...

Just to make clear..I never suggested that diesels are "inferior", and definitely from the fuel economy and torque standpoint standpoint they are vastly superior...I just do not appreciate them in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-04-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
BMW did invest in hydrogen technologies too so...

BMW did invest in hydrogen technologies too so they covered that area too.....

It will be interesting to see what will happen in the future....then you have the pure electric players like Tesla or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
I don't know...we saw this movie before more than...

I don't know...we saw this movie before more than once.....at the end of the 70, high fuel prices did put European diesel cars into the spotlight, the VW Rabbit diesel gained some decent popularity...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-04-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Simple I use almost every day for certain tasks,...

Simple I use almost every day for certain tasks, mainly canine ones...that does not make it my daily driver....I use daily my track shorts that does not mean I go to work with them....

Is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
My dog/home depot daily beater car is a Legacy...

My dog/home depot daily beater car is a Legacy Station....NOT my daily driver...read my post.
I'm glad you use an X5M for home depot duty, more power to you...so why not an X5 diesel then?? I do not...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
You are right, the whole package is...

You are right, the whole package is important...and for me a diesel engine, no matter how good, spoil the experience in a sport-luxury sedan, no matter how good the engine is.

In my opinion the 6...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Yes I have noticed the progress...very fuel...

Yes I have noticed the progress...very fuel efficient, lots of torque, I owned them....just no driving excitement and refinement the way I intended......Europeans salivate about driving powerful...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Just to be clear, I would not buy an Hybrid...

Just to be clear, I would not buy an Hybrid ...yet.....but I drove couple of high end ones and I was rather impressed at the comfort level and the quietness.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Again, we agree do disagree....I was born and...

Again, we agree do disagree....I was born and raised in Europe and grew up around diesels and I drive diesels every time I go to Europe.....for me there is simply no comparison between the two...I'm...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Yes but the fact that you can more easily and...

Yes but the fact that you can more easily and promptly commit suicide with the exhaust of a gasoline engine does not mean that the diesel is less harmful....particulate is very dangerous in the long...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-02-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Fuel consumption makes up way more than the price...

Fuel consumption makes up way more than the price difference, so "gassers" as you call it end up paying more for the privilege of driving gasoline powered engines.



You can find every day a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-02-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Obviously we do, as we discussed, personal...

Obviously we do, as we discussed, personal preferences.






There you go, you provided the answer....you cannot afford a gasoline powered 5 Series of a certain performance level for the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-02-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
@wrr14f The Lexus GS450h has a cargo...

@wrr14f

The Lexus GS450h has a cargo capacity of 13.2 cubic feet, the 5 Series 14 cubic feet and the Infiniti Q70 hybrid (former M) 11.3
Horrible weight?? Maybe...but they are quite the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Yes I did and I often rent diesel BMWs when I go...

Yes I did and I often rent diesel BMWs when I go to Europe almost every year.

I just posted the videos to point to one obvious aspect which is impossible to deny.


For me there is simply no...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-02-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
I can be concerned about fuel economy but I still...

I can be concerned about fuel economy but I still want certain characteristics in a luxury vehicle that for me a diesel engine still does not provide.


I'm all for better fuel economy if it does...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-02-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
First of all your 535d is not fater than a 535i...

First of all your 535d is not fater than a 535i (I'm talking stock vs stock) nor is comparable in smoothness and sound...end of the story for me....

The Euro spec 300HP+ 535d may be faster simply...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-30-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,251
Posted By duberalles
Call be weird but I do find strange worrying...

Call be weird but I do find strange worrying about fuel consumption when you spend that kind of money on a highly depreciating asset like a mass produced automobile....I do not even drive an 80K car...
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