Originally Posted by M550d
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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