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BMW 5 Series, BMW, Diesel, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#42 of 59 BMW has started a new era!
Oct 12, 2005 (9:45 pm)
I am a diesel lover and user since 1995. I always knew there was something missing on diesel engines but I didn't know what it was until BMW came with the idea of the twin turbo (535D)!!! That's what is missing on diesel engines... power on top!
I hope that other car makers are going to follow BMW and really build same serious sports car based on diesel. The era of gasoline car ends with electronic injection, it's hard to say but it's true. The new M3 engine, for example is good, it was "the best engine of the year" in 2000something, but is not as fun as the old carburetor. Actually it's quite boring.
It would be nice to have a Z4d with the new 535D engine, or a V12d on the 7 series or see WV using what BMW has done with the 535D.
What a shame that petroleum engine are about to end when a new diesel chapter is starting.
#43 of 59 How do I import a 535D into the US?
Oct 28, 2005 (1:58 pm)
I am very interested in getting a 535D, but I live in the US.
Is there a way to have one imported?
#44 of 59 Re: How do I import a 535D into the US? [gidian]
Nov 02, 2005 (2:41 am)
I am not sure but, may be with European Delivery through an authorized dealer in the US?
Nov 02, 2005 (11:24 am)
you can't bring a BMW here that BMW NA doesn't sell.
Think about it, who'd work on it?
Aside from that, all cars have to be federally certified.
#46 of 59 Re: nope [dhanley]
Nov 04, 2005 (3:22 am)
OK, I should have known better! I cannot take my 530d into the US, then.
Nov 04, 2005 (12:18 pm)
I know it sucks--your 530d is a great car.
If they had the 335d here, i'd buy one. 272 hp, 380lbft--yum!
#48 of 59 Anybody knows of a "good" source of 535d engine + manual Tranny?
Apr 05, 2006 (12:55 pm)
What I mean by "good" would be fair priced and reliable source (I don't want to end with a melted engine after I pay and ship it over the pond ...). Thank you, bubico
P.S. Pond = Atlantic
#49 of 59 535d in the United States
May 14, 2006 (10:52 am)
Does anyone know when BMWNA will bring the BMW 535d to the US. The year is almost half way and I am seeing more stations with the "premium" diesel (ULSD.
I am interested in the car and BMWNA will not support it
#50 of 59 Re: 535d in the United States [drhasslefree]
May 24, 2006 (6:37 pm)
Diesel BMWs will be back in the USA in 2008. They were last sold here around 1985/6 as a 525td and used ones are sold on eBay for about $4k -- so they really kept their value.
#51 of 59 Re: 535d in the United States [tdinick]
May 24, 2006 (10:19 pm)
Do you have more info tdnick?
Will it be the suv's ( boo ) or, perhaps a 535d with 6-speed, active roll stabilization, etc ( yay! ).