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BMW 5 Series, BMW, Diesel, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
Aug 10, 2004 (5:06 am)
idletask, you should submit that as an error to our editorial staff (using the help link near the top). They would be glad to correct the information!
Mar 24, 2005 (7:41 am)
and why not?
Apr 02, 2005 (7:36 am)
Just found this - wow what an engine. Put that thing in a lighter and larger vehicle (An Accord has 8 more cubic ft of interior space and weighs 500 lbs less) and imagine the performance and economy.
How can the US not want this technology.
#13 of 59 Re: wow [dudleyr]
Apr 23, 2005 (1:49 am)
I was a gasoline-engine user until I bought my actual 2004 BMW 530d (you may look at my user profile here for specs.). I only can now say that if with the 2004 530d engine I am so enchanted as I am, I cannot imagine how I would be with the performance of the new 535d.
Apr 23, 2005 (11:15 am)
Wish we had them in the U.S.
#15 of 59 Diesels...
Apr 26, 2005 (12:06 am)
I really think you'll see this engine here in at least 2 BMWs in 2007 since BMW has recently announced that they will sell diesels here for 2007. I mean a X5 with this engine would be great too I think. I think the basic 3.0L six in the 330i and 530i will have to be upgraded before they launch such an engine in those bodystyles here because it simply makes the "petrol" versions look pointless.
I saw a comparo on Auto, Motor und Sport TV between the 535d and the MB E400 CDI and the BMW beat the Benz and the E400 is a V8! The V8 in the E400 only made 260hp and has since been revised to make 314hp. Mercedes' new V6 (yes V6, the I6 is gone) makes 224hp, but there is a tri-turbo version that makes 286hp that is almost certain for production.
These engines from BMW and MB are coming here as soon as out diesel fuel is cleaned up. Bet on it!
Apr 26, 2005 (1:17 pm)
Hot dog! 272 hp out of 3Ls?? Sometimes I wish I lived in Europe. Instead of efficient yet environmentally friendly non-hybrid luxury ways of propulsion, we get Escalades and H2's.
Apr 27, 2005 (7:20 pm)
#19 of 59 Re: Diesels [chris65amg]
Apr 27, 2005 (9:36 pm)
Yep! I think that if the Germans play their card right they'll give these hybrids a real run for their money, only if they get the word out that diesels aren't anything like they used to be. They need not be slow, smelly or all that more expensive than their "petrol" counterparts. Once you get people to look and try I think these new diesels will sell themselves.