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Old 04-01-2010, 11:03 AM
santo santo is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011 X5 35d
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Originally Posted by rcf8000 View Post
What is this, an April fool's joke? I seriously doubt that the 35i gets 25 mpg highway.
I did occur to me that someone would think this was a prank but that just goes to show how impressive these numbers are. These are REAL. You can access them from BMWUSANews.com in the Press Kit that was probably for the New York International Auto Show at this link. It's on the colored bar on the right under "Press Kit Contents".

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Originally Posted by XXX555 View Post
If there is only a 2mpg penality average for getting the X35i with a half second better performance improvement over the X35d, then I'd be buying the X35i.
This is exactly what I'm seriously considering since the trade-offs in going diesel (filling issues, froze DEF, etc) could be outweighed by only a slightly higher operating cost. In Toronto, it's a little more difficult to justify since diesel is cheaper that premium gas by $0.15 to $0.25 per *litre*. What makes me wonder is why the USA EPA numbers are so far off of the Canadian/EU numbers. Is the EPA testing procedures biased towards gas?
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