Originally Posted by Catscratch
I'm really convinced it's going to be a monster, but quicker then the 335i? I don't have experience with the 335i & 335d yet, but on paper the 335i has the edge ... 5.5 vs 6.1 to 100km/h (62mph).
I wanted to buy the 330d at first, but the yearly cost of a 335d in Belgium is only 300 EUR higher with the 330d (consumption not included).
I only hope the steptronic isn't a let down ...
I called my dealer today and they got a 325i at the garage, and he confirmed me I could test drive a 335d pretty soon at the main BMW center.
The old problem - what do you mean by quicker.
There isn't much between a 330i and a 330d over a 1/4 mile drag.
In real world use the 330d will probably be quicker because it's driver will be in the right gear.
The 535d can worry a 545i and is definitely quicker than a 530i.
Hence my suspicion that the improved 335d is going to seriously challenge the 335i.