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Old 02-03-2013, 06:53 AM
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Availability of BMW diesels in US this year!

Availability of BMW diesels in US this year

The following will go into production in July:
  • 328d
  • 328d xDrive
  • 328d xDrive Sportswagen
  • 535d
  • 535d xDrive
  • And in Dec the next x5d xDrive

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:17 AM
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I can't begin to say how awesome this is. BMW is finally listening to its dealers here. A RWD 535 and 328d won't sell in most parts of the US.

Good job BMW.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:28 AM
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Where's the X3??????
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:41 AM
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Where's the X3??????
Info shared last July indicates that it will be here in C?Y2014
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:41 AM
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A 535dxdrive might just tempt me back into the diesel family. Time will tell.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:11 AM
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I know I'm shouting into a vacuum here but: BMW NA - F31 328d, 6MT with RWD please!!!!!! If you don't give me an MT, I don't give you my money.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:28 AM
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I know I'm shouting into a vacuum here but: BMW NA - F31 328d, 6MT with RWD please!!!!!! If you don't give me an MT, I don't give you my money.
You and me both. However, if the current trend continues, I don't have much faith that this will happen.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:30 AM
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If they wait until CY14 to bring in the X3d then a lot of sales are going to be lost to the GLK 250 blue tech, Q5 and Tiguan TDI's.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:37 AM
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I am excited and quite frankly shocked to see that there will be a 328d xdrive. I may have to consider this vehicle even w/out a MT if the torque in the 4-cyl engine is sufficient to still give an exciting driving feel. I will also look at the 535d xdrive and X3d once it is available.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:24 AM
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Now all the Jetta drivers who complained about the lack of a wagon will just complain about the cost. I can hear there blathering now. ......


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Old 02-04-2013, 10:32 AM
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You and me both. However, if the current trend continues, I don't have much faith that this will happen.
Ever driven a manual diesel? It's like short shifting a gasser.

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:43 PM
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Wasn't it the Passat drivers who complained about the lack of a diesel sportwagen? The Jetta folks have quite a nice little wagon, but it sadly is just too small for my needs. The Passat OTOH would fit the bill quite nicely -- since we are not allowed to get the Tig diesel or the Amarok trucklet!
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:04 PM
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Wasn't it the Passat drivers who complained about the lack of a diesel sportwagen? The Jetta folks have quite a nice little wagon, but it sadly is just too small for my needs. The Passat OTOH would fit the bill quite nicely -- since we are not allowed to get the Tig diesel or the Amarok trucklet!
Yeah, a larger diesel wagon is what Passat drivers wanted, especially since the Passat variant was sold here until very recently (when the new Passat went US/China-only)
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If they wait until CY14 to bring in the X3d then a lot of sales are going to be lost to the GLK 250 blue tech, Q5 and Tiguan TDI's.
They're waiting until the LCI, as was said in the most recent BMW dealer meeting

GLK and Q5 TDI will be out by year end. And looking at Canadian pricing, the GLK250 BT 4Matic will be a bargain because it comes in at a lower price than the base V6!
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:06 PM
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Ever driven a manual diesel? It's like short shifting a gasser.
Have you driven the recent VW CRD 2.0TDIs? Experience is quite fun.

I prefer the DSG myself though.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:12 PM
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Wasn't it the Passat drivers who complained about the lack of a diesel sportwagen? The Jetta folks have quite a nice little wagon, but it sadly is just too small for my needs. The Passat OTOH would fit the bill quite nicely -- since we are not allowed to get the Tig diesel or the Amarok trucklet!
Ya I wasn't clear. It was a complaint regarding the E90 335d coming from the Jetta Sportwagon folks.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:59 PM
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They're waiting until the LCI, as was said in the most recent BMW dealer meeting

GLK and Q5 TDI will be out by year end. And looking at Canadian pricing, the GLK250 BT 4Matic will be a bargain because it comes in at a lower price than the base V6!
Wow, cheaper than base V6 and better in fuel economy. That is a major plus in my book.

This probably means that the X3 is going to be offered as 4 cylinder version instead of both. I guess BMW is gunning for efficiency in this round of diesel introduction.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:18 AM
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Have you driven the recent VW CRD 2.0TDIs? Experience is quite fun.

I prefer the DSG myself though.
Not the new but I've driven 4 cyl diesels in the past which were manuals. t. It's fun but not the same as a gasser. I think gassers would be disappointed.

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I personally would look into an AMAROK, I would trade in my C230 for it and let my wife drive the 335d
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:47 PM
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I know I'm shouting into a vacuum here but: BMW NA - F31 328d, 6MT with RWD please!!!!!! If you don't give me an MT, I don't give you my money.
Do you need directions to your closest VW dealership? That's what I did. Will be getting my new Golf TDI in June. Bye-bye BMW ... and happy profit hunting. While it lasts.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:48 PM
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Now all the Jetta drivers who complained about the lack of a wagon will just complain about the cost. I can hear there blathering now. ......
Nope, I will buy it for 50k. With MT only, though.
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Do you need directions to your closest VW dealership? That's what I did. Will be getting my new Golf TDI in June. Bye-bye BMW ... and happy profit hunting. While it lasts.
Mark- why so bitter?
The 328d should be available in Aug. Much better HP and torque than the Golf. Performance will blow the Golf away. Fuel economy should be very close.

Two months to wait for much more car...
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Bummed that it's not a 335d, but yeah a 4-cylinder 328d that will really put out some impressive mileage numbers makes a lot more sense I'm afraid. Glad to see you'll be able to get the 35d motor in the 5er though, that's pretty sweet. And they're continuing the X5d. Overall excellent news!
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Will the 535d be offered in an Xdrive? With the sport package or M package and a manual tranny this would be a fantastic machine.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:49 PM
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Will the 535d be offered in an Xdrive? With the sport package or M package and a manual tranny this would be a fantastic machine.
yes. see post #1
but all diesels are only auto trans. Still fantastic machines in my opinion

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