Last post on Nov 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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BMW 3 Series, Diesel, Sedan, Wagon
2009 BMW 335d Full Test - Bottom Line: A superb execution of clean diesel power wrapped in the proven skin of the 3 Series.(more)
#41 of 44 Re: [bigmclargehuge]
Feb 13, 2009 (7:40 pm)
Agree. Fuel savings really aren't the issue. If you can afford the wretched thing in the first place, it's really about the driving experience. I just don't find the gasoline 3 series with automatic very satisfying -- too much hunting for gear and never really settling down, but the diesel produces a strangely teutonic take on the thump of Detroit cubic inches married to a modern chassis. It's truly different.
#42 of 44 Re: 335d < 335i [jmaroun]
Aug 25, 2009 (4:05 pm)
I just purchased the 335d after driving both it and the 335i at several dealerships over a few weeks. I loved both cars, handling and performance were close, ride was terrific, but ended up going with the diesel because of the torque, especially at passing speeds. As for the fuel cost, it seems that most people are forgetting that the 335i requires premium, which right now in my location is about 30 cents more per gallon than diesel. I'm averaging 30 mpg with my foot in it all the time, which tells me that the advantage over the 335i is more than people realize. Plus I'm enjoying not stopping for fuel as often with the incredible range of the diesel. So I'm pretty happy with my d model, but to each his own!
#43 of 44 Re: 335d < 335i [bncprf]
Aug 25, 2009 (5:42 pm)
Thanks for the report.
#44 of 44 Re: Umm... [fedlawman]
Nov 30, 2009 (5:29 pm)
I think a 335d is "sportier" than an auto tranny 335i. When I drove both back to back some time ago, I was underwhelmed by the 335i's low to mid-range torque, but the 335d had a thumping urge to go and run.