Originally Posted by needforspeed
The soundtrack is a VERY good reason to choose petrol
Not a good enough reason in my book though
Reasons we now have diesels (after a long line of sporting petrols).
Effortless, quiet motorway cruising, 2000RPM at 80MPH.
Better fuel consumption, 50% better for the type of driving we do.
Torque, instantly available you never get caught out.
Grin factor, the look on other driver faces when they realise they've been dieseled.
Add in a few other things like increased reliability and lower servicing costs and we will be unlikely to buy another petrol again (as a main car).
I may be generallising a bit here, but my comments above refer to BMW diesels. I have driven plenty of other diesels with my job and I can safely say that none of the other manufacturers come close to the engines produced by BMW. The overall package of performance, economy and refinement is second to none.
Previously: 2007 335D MSport E90 Le Mans Blue, 2004 330D A Sport Silver Grey, 2002 330D A Sport Saphire Black, 2001 320D SE Touring Titanium Silver, 1998 M3 Evo Techno Violet, 1996 328i Sport Montreal Blue, 1994 325i Coupe Red, 1989 325i Sport 2 door Dolphin Grey,1986 325i SE 4 door Lachs