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Old 12-31-2013, 08:40 PM
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Hello fellow 328d and 328dx owners. I wanted to start a diesel tread for us to introduce ourselves and to possibly help each other. Geotrash started out highjacking another tread but I wanted one place whee we can meet up.

I am new to the diesel world and know there maybe a learning curve such as where to buy diesel and what grade, cold weather starts, etc. In addition, what real gas mileage we are getting in city/highway/mixed.

I will start out. I have yet to receive my 328dx in mineral grey. It is loaded with all the packages and has the upgraded sound system, alarm, and adaptive cruise. I think that is it. I have learned a lot from this forum and the F30 forum but have a lot more to learn about diesels.

Who will be next?

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Old 01-01-2014, 05:18 AM
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I'll go. I've had my 328d now almost three months I believe. I went the minimalist route and bought one off the lot in black saphire mettaic and beige leatherette that had nav, driver assist package, heated seats, and moonroof. Had I ordered I may not have ordered all that. Got a decent deal of close to 4k off msrp. I was the first 328d sale in the area. To close the deal I got the dealer to install at no cost Sirius/XM and floor liners. I meant to ask for mudflaps and forgot so I had them added later at my cost.

I won't repeat my inital review here but just post the link:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...t=#post8007945

all in all a great vehicle I couldn't be more pleased with.

One more comment. We should have this thread moved to the diesel subforum.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:38 AM
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One more comment. We should have this thread moved to the diesel subforum.
x2 That forum is badly underutilized and it's to our advantage as diesel supporters to bring it to life. Colorado328Girl, please do us the honor?
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:47 AM
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x2 That forum is badly underutilized and it's to our advantage as diesel supporters to bring it to life. Colorado328Girl, please do us the honor?
Yes please. the stated purpose of the thread is why the diesel subforum exists. Moving it will also help to keep the diesel detractors at bay!
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:47 AM
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x2 That forum is badly underutilized and it's to our advantage as diesel supporters to bring it to life. Colorado328Girl, please do us the honor?
Any idea how to move the tread over to the diesel section? I am glad to move it over there with some help.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:49 AM
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Any idea how to move the tread over to the diesel section? I am glad to move it over there with some help.
Just ask a moderator to do it for you.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:50 AM
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Just ask a moderator to do it for you.
Will do! Okay, I just asked for the tread to me moved but since it is a holiday it may be a day or two.

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Old 01-01-2014, 08:37 AM
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Will do! Okay, I just asked for the tread to me moved but since it is a holiday it may be a day or two.
THANK YOU! And Happy New Year!
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:46 PM
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I've been asking BMW politely through their feedback channels to bring a diesel to the US (specifically in wagon form) for the past 5 years, ever since I bought my first BMW. Now, I'm getting ready to make good on my prodding and put my money on the barrelhead for an xd Wagon in the very near future, with an ED delivery tentatively planned for early April. The purchase has been moved up due to a change in my employment that's going to require a lot of highway miles. I was excited to get the xd Wagon before as a family vehicle, but now it's going to be a work companion! Looking forward to some great chatter here...
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:52 PM
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Hansluc,

Welcome and I for one would like to hear about your ED experience and your experience in traveling around with the car for your job. I almost did the ED thing but changed my mind. I too travel for work and can't wait to log in my gas mileage to see the savings. It will be nice not to stop as frequently for gas! I plan to put the Fuelly icon on my profile so all can see and compare mileages. Hopefully, we all will do the same. Hint Hint

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Old 01-01-2014, 05:42 PM
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What kind of deals are people seeing on the 328xd? Curious

Also for those in cold weather climate, how long does the glow-plug light pop on in the morning (pre-heating) before it starts up? My E70 is about 1-2s, but my old VW CRD TDI was much longer.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:07 PM
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What kind of deals are people seeing on the 328xd? Curious

Also for those in cold weather climate, how long does the glow-plug light pop on in the morning (pre-heating) before it starts up? My E70 is about 1-2s, but my old VW CRD TDI was much longer.
My 2009 VW TDI Jette took about 5 seconds in 0 and below zero weather. So far my 328d in 0 and below zero degree weather kicked over as soon as I hit the button, less than 2 seconds at most.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:08 PM
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First 250 miles = 42.8 mpg so far. I really like the diesel and ZF powertrain. Opted for the RWD, Black on Black Sport line. I certainly recommend the sports trans with paddle shifters.

With the recent temps in the teens the glow plug light comes on only for a moment.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:33 PM
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My 2009 VW TDI Jette took about 5 seconds in 0 and below zero weather. So far my 328d in 0 and below zero degree weather kicked over as soon as I hit the button, less than 2 seconds at most.
Hmm... I had a 2010. Our experiences are the same. The glow plugs seem to be quicker on the BMWs
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:08 PM
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What kind of deals are people seeing on the 328xd? Curious

Also for those in cold weather climate, how long does the glow-plug light pop on in the morning (pre-heating) before it starts up? My E70 is about 1-2s, but my old VW CRD TDI was much longer.
I purchased my car using the Costco Auto Program. I was able to get 7% over invoice and a little more for my trade-in and some off the various warranties. Finally, I am able to get the holiday rebate of $1,250. Overall, I am pleased with the deal.
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I purchased my car using the Costco Auto Program. I was able to get 7% over invoice and a little more for my trade-in and some off the various warranties. Finally, I am able to get the holiday rebate of $1,250. Overall, I am pleased with the deal.
7% over invoice? Isn't that MSRP?
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:59 PM
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7% over invoice? Isn't that MSRP?
Okay! Okay! it has been a very long day. I meant cost not MSRP
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I just picked up my 328d xDrive on 12/2 and have absolutely love it! I do a LOT of driving and already have 3500 miles on the car. I am consistently getting 42 mpg from combined city/hwy driving at full-ups. I just completed a 535 mile drive to Lubbock and only used 10.4 gallons of gas - 50+ mpg!! Schomp BMW had a good selection of the 3d and gave me invoice pricing for military service (they also give military pricing for all parts/accessories!) As far as fill-ups, I read somewhere that Shell has the best quality diesel...I'm not sure how true that is or not, but that is where I buy at this point.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:04 PM
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DenverSooner! Welcome! I came glad you found the diesel site.
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DenverSooner! Welcome! I came glad you found the diesel site.
Thanks!! Hope to get some good info here; I knew my old e46 inside and out, but this one is a completely different beast!
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Update to the mileage report from my Jackson trip. Returning to Denver today, I took the ski rack off and we didn't have headwinds to deal with. I reset the mpg meter when I filled up this morning in Jackson and saw 43.4 mpg average for the trip home and had more than 1/4 tank of gas left. Not bad at all - very pleased!

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Old 01-02-2014, 08:45 AM
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Glad you all pulled this thread into the Diesel subforum. There are lots of 335d folks here who, like me, are very interested in your experiences with the 328d.


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Okay! Okay! it has been a very long day. I meant cost not MSRP
No, no - what I meant was 7% over cost/invoice (used interchangeably) = MSRP. So, if you paid 7% over cost/invoice, you paid MSRP...
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:13 AM
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No, no - what I meant was 7% over cost/invoice (used interchangeably) = MSRP. So, if you paid 7% over cost/invoice, you paid MSRP...
Okay. Whatever! - I did NOT pay MSRP. MSRP was $59,175. I paid $54,366. The discount was $4,809 or 8.13 %. Better?

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Old 01-02-2014, 09:19 AM
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Okay. Whatever! - I did NOT pay MSRP. MSRP was $59,175. I paid $54,366. The discount was $4,809 or 8.13 %. Better?
Nice. That thing is LOADED!
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