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Old 04-03-2010, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by xaliscomex View Post
Nobody talks about adblue. On the X5 diesel, after a few years, like when the warranty expires, you will have to face the adblue fill up. Do the math and you will see that you will be paying more in the long run for the X5 diesel. The X5 diesel is deceiving when we talk about mpg. For now, with todays fuel prices, you are best off driving the X5 petrol. I personally love diesels and will probably purchase one this fall.
We've all been talking about adblue, or AUS32 as it is commonly called.

$16 a gallon, about 1000 miles per gallon,.... So add 1.5 cents per mile. (My original fill of 6.5 gallons has lasted 9000 miles so far, and no warnings yet...)

The cost is incredibly reasonable- and manageable...unless you are going to pay the BMW dealer $250 to do a pointless DEF 'service' when all you need is to dump a few gallons in....

The fluid is sold at virtually every truck stop across america, and is used every day by long haul truckers. Nothing esoteric or expensive about it...


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