I have no problem with 2.0 diesel. I test-drove the 2.0 diesel on Passat and Jetta. Both felt quick on their feet. Given VW 2.0 diesel produces less hp and lb-feet than BMW, BMW should be more engaging.
MJ14 535dx - Imperial Blue
MJ10 550 GT - Imperial Blue (retired)
MJ07 530i - Silver Grey (Sold)