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Old 11-06-2012, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by yogi799 View Post
Yeah, me too, actually. I want the best of both worlds, though... Hence my choice of a turbocharged gasoline engine. Ridiculously low, powerful torque and a tonne of HP to complement it at the high end. I love this engine. V8 would be even better

I'd definitely give a 530d (or is it 535d) a try, but it'd almost have to be a manual. Not sure if diesel + auto makes a whole lot of sense (ie. when you stomp on it, the car will downshift, which may not be the best course of action given massive amount of torque ready to work?). Don't know. I've only driven a manual and it was a joy. X5 35d 6sp auto was kinda boring.
I'd appreciate the 8spd auto coupled to a d
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