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Old 02-18-2003, 12:17 AM
Atlantis Atlantis is offline
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330Cd (Diesel Coupe) Test in UK Autocar Magazine

Just got todays Autocar magazine that included a test of the 330Cd (3 litre diesel coupe). The figures on the engine are 204bhp, 0-60 in 7.2sec, 149mph top speed. Torque is 301lb ft between 1500-3250rpm. I haven't got access to a scanner to reproduce the article (maybe someone else here can?) but here are some of their comments:

"The last vestiges of diesel resistance are blown away"

"A landmark in the evolution of the motor car"

"The effect this new engine has on the Three as a device simply to climb into and drive is hard to describe without resorting to a string of revoltingly cliched hyperbole. So try this: I think in many ways the 330Cd could be more fun, and is certainly more relevant to drive, in 2003, than the M3. Do I really and sincerely mean that? Er, do you know what...I think I do."

Verdict: "The best sensible high performance coupe in the world"

The test car is in silver grey and is fitted with some 5 spoke alloys that I haven't seen before (look like 17"). The test car has the new "standard" bumpers (i.e not the M Tech ones). In the main picture, the silver grey paint seems to look a bit green (like grey-green metallic), but in another pic it looks a lot more like steel grey.

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Old 03-01-2003, 08:43 AM
VelvetFoot VelvetFoot is offline
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Sounds like an awesome car.
Is that the only turboed BMW?
Europe has loads of diesels.
We have the 90 hp VW TDI.
I love my TDI Beetle though!
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:15 AM
Atlantis Atlantis is offline
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BMW's current diesel engines are all turbos (2 litre, 3 litre & 4 litre on the 7er).

There are some more 330Cd reviews + pics of the facelifted coupe at:

Autoexpress

4Car

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Old 03-02-2003, 06:19 PM
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Question Re: 330Cd (Diesel Coupe) Test in UK Autocar Magazine

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Originally posted by Atlantis
Verdict: "The best sensible high performance coupe in the world"
What kind of MPG/KPL does it get?
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Old 03-03-2003, 02:14 AM
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OMG, look at the grille around the foglights, they're hidious.



I think it will consume something aroud 7-8l/100 km.
Just about the same as the 330d.


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Old 03-03-2003, 09:46 AM
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Even the 192hp 3.0 turbo diesel is an amazing engine. Who cares about hp when you have massive amount of torque.

Cool that they are finally making a Cd. Chip that thing and then look out!

Damn, I wish I had a 530dT ...

 

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