Thread: M550d on order
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by SLO_AERO View Post
Looks great! If only some of the SUV/minivan obsessives here in the US would come around to the idea that a wagon might be superior fit, maybe we could have the opportunity to get buy those over here!
Yeah, I was rather disappointed when I discovered that there were no diesel BMWs to be had in the USA when I moved there in 2005. I ended up with a E46 330xi and I really preferred my old E46 320d that I had in Switzerland. Sure, the 330xi had a higher top speed, and it had more bhp, but they had almost the same torque and the 320d used to get that same torque at much lower revs. Plus, the 320d used to get around 4.5l/100km aka 50mpg. The 330xi got around half that.

BMW NA should really start importing diesels - they have a bad reputation somehow in the US and it's really undeserved.

Looking forward to seeing what mpg I can get out of the M550d! (-;
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