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Old 07-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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Goodbye diesel community....for now

Just turned in my leased 2011 335d. This was my first diesel and I wasn't sure I'd like it so I did only a 24 month lease. Turned out I really liked the car, the addictive torque, and the great fuel economy. Was sold on getting another diesel as a replacement, but when it became apparent that there was not going to be a diesel BMW sedan alternative when my lease ended (I had already leased an X5 before - nice vehicle, but I didn't want another SUV), I jumped on the killer 750i hybrid lease deal that was available this spring.

The M550dX was going to be my dream car as I wanted something slightly larger than a 3-series. I'm still holding out hope that they'll eventually offer it in N.A., or come out with some other performance-oriented diesel. In the meantime, I'll spend the next two years sneaking up on people in the 750 hybrid (0-60 in 4.7 sec., and burning only about 50% more fuel than the 335d!).

Thanks for the help over the last couple of years. I'll continue to lurk around this forum, hoping to see info on more diesels coming to N.A.

BTW, I have a used JBD that's no longer of use to me. Contact me if interested - I'll give you a hell of a deal on it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:53 PM
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:57 PM
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I'm also waiting to see if BMW sends the 5 series diesel to the US. If not, I'll probably be driving a Benz or an Audi in a year of so.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:38 AM
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I'm also waiting to see if BMW sends the 5 series diesel to the US. If not, I'll probably be driving a Benz or an Audi in a year of so.
If a 535d had been available here a little more than a year ago I'd be driving it now instead of my Bluetec.BMW had me...very much had me...but lost me by dropping the ball.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:34 AM
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It seems the Hrybrid option is better within the city and a diesel for highway miles, now if they would only create a diesel/hybrid option! I'm sure someone is already working on this!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:35 AM
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BMW needs to get off their ass and bring us an other diesel
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:10 AM
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I'm also waiting to see if BMW sends the 5 series diesel to the US. If not, I'll probably be driving a Benz or an Audi in a year of so.
Yep...you and I both are waiting for this. I am keeping my 2011 535i until the 535d comes over. I am a positive thinker....it WILL come over.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:09 AM
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It seems the Hrybrid option is better within the city and a diesel for highway miles, now if they would only create a diesel/hybrid option! I'm sure someone is already working on this!
They exist just not here in the States.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:32 AM
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They exist just not here in the States.
You are wrong. GM/New Flyer is manufacturing hybrid busses: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/artic...umentid=435202

They seem to save some fuel, in most conditions.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:43 AM
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You are wrong. GM/New Flyer is manufacturing hybrid busses: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/artic...umentid=435202

They seem to save some fuel, in most conditions.
If driving a bus is an option for the guy then looks like his dream has come true. It is though going to be a real PITA to park in most situations. Plus the neighbors might get tired of looking at it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:27 PM
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750 AH. Interesting choice after 3 series diesel. I wonder why wouldnt you consider M5. Are you taking 2012 or 2013. I read 2013 is LCI and has ton of changes from 2012 specially new iDrive


Edit: Just noticed your Mein auto 2012. Lease deal must be really good you chose pre-lci
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:04 PM
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750 AH. Interesting choice after 3 series diesel. I wonder why wouldnt you consider M5. Are you taking 2012 or 2013. I read 2013 is LCI and has ton of changes from 2012 specially new iDrive


Edit: Just noticed your Mein auto 2012. Lease deal must be really good you chose pre-lci
Yep, a 2012. No more V8 hybrid for 2013, although I wouldn't have minded the other 2013 LCI changes. However the lease deal would not have been the same. My lease payment is about the same as my 335d was (at almost double the sticker price).
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:39 PM
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You are wrong. GM/New Flyer is manufacturing hybrid busses: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/artic...umentid=435202

They seem to save some fuel, in most conditions.
<<hybrid busses>>?

Hmmm...I've never done that, but if you run across a lonely bus, and it's late, well...

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:52 PM
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750 AH. Interesting choice after 3 series diesel. I wonder why wouldnt you consider M5. Are you taking 2012 or 2013. I read 2013 is LCI and has ton of changes from 2012 specially new iDrive


Edit: Just noticed your Mein auto 2012. Lease deal must be really good you chose pre-lci
I gave up on my hopes for a 535d and settled on a 550xi. Luckily the folks at Dinan gave me 580ftlbs to recreate that diesel experience.
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I gave up on my hopes for a 535d and settled on a 550xi. Luckily the folks at Dinan gave me 580ftlbs to recreate that diesel experience.
Somehow 3 to 7 is big gap.
I never ventured into lease or imagined a car that costs double has somewhat similar lease deal.
50i definitely has a great engine. I read good reviews abt it. I wish I could drive it sometime before it is replaced with something else.
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