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Old 03-15-2009, 05:02 PM
nekountze nekountze is offline
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Location: Omaha, NE USA
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Mein Auto: 2009 X5 3.5d
Smile Lowest diesel price here in Omaha is now $1.85

Getting 20.5 mpg in town, 26 mpg highway driving my X5d. I previously owned a 2001 X5 3.0i and the power was much less - terrible acceleration compared to the diesel. There is no comparison of the 6 gas vs 6 diesel IMHO. I drove the X5 V8 at the BMW Performance center in SC and I must say the diesel is every bit if not more powerful.

I would assume towing would be a hassle and with constant downshifts on hills with the 3.0i, but effortless with the 3.0d.
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