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Old 10-28-2011, 01:56 PM
docboss docboss is offline
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AutoUnion is right on. One thing I noticed, that perhaps is unique to me, but the ride is different. When you order the sport package, which I think is very desirable, the sport suspension is deleted on the 35d. The ride of the 35i that I test drove was jarring at best. The 35i "crashed" into and over potholes, while the 35d was more compliant. I like the torque in the 30-60 range of the diesel, but the 35i is a bit faster off the line. Both have significant turbo lag that may surprise you when you are off boost, such as halfway through an intersection. The diesel is actually quieter on the highway. If the diesel had not been available, I would not have purchased an x5. Probably would have waited for the new ML diesel.
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