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      07-08-2008, 07:27 PM   #52
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Drives: 2002 E46 M3 AW 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Laguna Beach, CA

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Personal Experience 335d

I have driven this car on the track at BMW driving experience. I noticed it right away because it had euro front headlights, I almost ripped them off!!! J/K!
It was a bit louder than I thought, but it was definately fast.
I would say its 90% of the 335i in acceleration.
It makes the typical diesel acceleration noise and has the same minimal lag as the 335i.
I personally would rather have the diesel, because of the added fuel economy. The class directly after the driving experience told us it would get 30% better gas mileage and 26% less emissions.

I also had the opportunity to drive the X5 3.0d. That was pretty awesome as well. It was as fast as the 4.8is for sure.