What happened when the EGR was faulty?42k+ miles in less than 2 years with my (US) 535d ... Averaging over 35mpg and not babying it whatsoever; a 90% of my driving is highway though.
Besides a faulty EGR valve early on (around 15k miles I'd guess), the car has been phenomenal, knock on wood.
As far as comparing it to the 3er...depends on what you are looking for as they really are a different class of cars. For me, there was no comparison ...if you liked the way the 5 feels and drives and can swing it- go for the 535d. Many say it's the perfect engine for the F10...I'm biased but I agree
I was thinking might happen the same to me, cuz my engine but 530d is shaking on cold start, glow plugs were changed, and still coming up the same issue, thought might be the air flow ****ed, cleaned the EGR, but the problem remains, so been thinking might be the EGR itself is ****ed :/ or maybe air flow mass sensor :/Hmmm...I don't quite remember but I think the check engine light went on (or check control message) ...dealer replaced it and it's been fine since.
While I haven't driven the 'i', the torque of the 'd' is intoxicating....especially when you know you get comparatively great fuel mileage even when pressing the right pedal aggressively. As I indicated in my previous post, it is faster than my ///M Roadster. Acceleration between 30mph and 80mph is breath taking....especially in "sport".I'll check it out for sure. I'm in Central TX tho.
How big of a let down is the -50HP compared to a 535i?
I'm only at 73k miles in my 2014 535d Xdrive. My first BMW. Absolutely love the car. If it were my only car, it would have a little over 140k miles on it. I drive around 1k miles/week so I need the diesel's fuel better fuel economy. I also like to drive and love the diesel's torquey performance. I've been driving diesel cars since 2002 and logged a combined total of over 800k miles since then. There is absolutely no way I'm going back to anything that runs on gasoline. Absolutely no more gassers! ALL future vehicle purchases of mine shall only be DIESEL vehicles. I'm way too addicted to the diesel's torque and efficiency to ever want to go back to gasoline. I currently don't own any gasoline vehicles (and won't).What's not to like? It gets great mileage (I can go over 700 miles without fueling on my trip to NC.) and it pulls like a freight train. No problems with the engine after 23,000 miles. I would buy a diesel over a gasser any day, just because the torque is so addicting.
Drive one and see what you think.