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      09-09-2009, 11:58 PM   #23
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Probably due to the ridiculous amount of torque it generates. I'm pretty sure that's why it also only comes in the automatic. I think I read somewhere that the manual BMW uses can't handle the torque so I'm only guessing but they probably don't have a strong enough torque converter to distribute the power to all the wheels.
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      09-10-2009, 01:50 PM   #24
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Oops. That is funny. "i" and "d" are mutually exlusive aren't they.

I'd be quite satisfied with the 330d X-drive wagon (which they do make, but don't import to the US).

The 330d has Much better gas milage than the 335d, same 0-60 time as the 335D, better rolling acceleration than the 335i, and comes with a stick.

What more could I want?

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You are correct except there is no "i". It's just 330Xd
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      10-12-2009, 03:01 PM   #25
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BMW North American CEO Jim O'Donnell is trying to bring an AWD 3-series diesel to the states by 2011...

http://wot.motortrend.com/6551095/we...ies/index.html
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      10-12-2009, 06:24 PM   #26
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If I could buy a 330xd in a wagon and a 6-speed manual, I would be at the dealer tomorrow picking out options and colors.

Come on BMW, just offer them as factory order cars only that was you aren't sitting on stock. I have no issues waiting 4-5 months for my new car to arrive, I have done it before.

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      10-19-2009, 08:38 PM   #27
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I'd say the 0-60 is comparable
"BMW's first 50-state-legal diesel, a twin-turbo, 3.0L straight-six that delivers 265 hp at 4220 rpm, and a thumping 425 lb-ft of torque between 1750 and 2250 rpm. Driving through a six-speed automatic transmission, BMW claims this engine will propel the 335d from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 sec" MT.com

The diesel is a lot slower.
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      10-19-2009, 08:52 PM   #28
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Real world driving is not about 0-60 times, it is about merging onto the freeway and passing.

That is where the diesel shines and outshines the gas motors. I cold care less about 0-60 times.
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      10-20-2009, 09:52 AM   #29
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The rarest combo would be an e91 335xd
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      10-20-2009, 12:29 PM   #30
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The rarest combo would be an e91 335xd
The perfect alternative to a thirsty SUV. Fast, agile, frugal and useful, why would anyone buy an SUV or any other family car for that matter?
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      10-20-2009, 02:25 PM   #31
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I've driven both the 335xi and the 335d and from my first hand experience there is a significant difference between both cars. I'd prefer 335xi or i for more of a sporty feel and 335d if I was really concerned with mpg.
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