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Old 06-05-2009, 11:00 AM
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If I would have thought about it, when buying my car, I would have bought diesal. I think better fuel economy = win.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:16 AM
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I think it's almost certain we'll see some smaller diesels from BMW over here eventually, otherwise I doubt they'll be able to make the necessary MPG improvements over the next few years. The 335d, while an awesome diesel, is also basically a performance diesel, and ain't getting it done in the MPG dept. A few smaller diesels in the 1 or 3 could offset a lot of 5/7/M sales.

I owned a diesel vw jetta wagon for a bit over a year, and really liked the engine (and this was a 90hp model mind you), but it was not a good fit for my short commute. I had a lot of fun in an A3 tdi rental in Germany a month ago, though, and was frankly shocked at how little we spent on fuel (particularly after putting close to 3k on the odometer). I'd definitely consider a diesel if I started a longer commute.

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Old 06-05-2009, 11:50 AM
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I really want my next 3er to be a 4-cylinder diesel (323d ?). If it were available, I'd put down a deposit today, assuming I could get ED Invoice + $1K and reasonable lease/finance subsidies.

I'm jonesing so bad, I'm even tempted by the 335d. But that car has way more motor (and fuel consumption) then I'm looking for. Don't get me wrong, power is great. However, with the silly highway speed limits in this country (70 mph, WTF?), what's the point? 200HP is more than enough for US roads.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:06 PM
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I would buy one if it were available with a stick.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:15 PM
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I really want my next 3er to be a 4-cylinder diesel (323d ?).....
for some reason, they have not yet put this engine in a 3er.

i'm really hoping they bring the smaller diesels over, too.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:38 PM
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for some reason, they have not yet put this engine in a 3er.

i'm really hoping they bring the smaller diesels over, too.
Amen. A a 4 cylinder diesel or heck even the 330d would get my attention. I have a 335i - it's a decent car - but I'd much rather a lighter, more fuel efficient diesel BMW next time.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:45 AM
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They seriously need to bring the 4-cyl turbodiesel from the 123d/323d over to the USA. 200 HP/296TQ? 40 MPG? It would work wonderfully in the 3er station wagon, or perhaps that X1 they keep talking about.

If the 123d coupe had been available in the USA, it would've been a tough choice between that and the 135i for me.
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