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      06-11-2008, 02:22 AM   #1
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What year did the modern 330d/335d become available? These are not available in the US yet, and I may look for a sport wagon with one of the above engines in a left hand drive country.

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What year did the modern 330d/335d become available? These are not available in the US yet, and I may look for a sport wagon with one of the above engines in a left hand drive country.

Any suggestions?
If you are dead set on having a MT you will have to get the 330d. The 335d doesn't have MT available due to the torque it has.
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The current generation E91 (i.e. Touring or wagon) was introduced in the 2006 MY along with the E90 (sedan). (The couple E92 and convertible followed in the 2007 MY).

I believe the E91 330d was available in Europe when the E91 was introduced, but I don't believe that the E91 335d was available until the 2007 MY.

If you're thinking about importing, you're probably better off settling with a US market E91 328. BMW prices in Europe and in other parts of the world, are 50% + the prices in the US. For example, a well equipped 330d in Italy will cost you the equivalent of $60K. In addition to the higher prices in these countries you have to add the cost and hassle of importing.
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importing a car, you will pay your country's VAT on it. which more often then not wil make the car almost same price as locally, may be about 10-15% cheaper BUT you get a car from US, without warranty that's used in europe (we dont get 4 year 100000miles warranty here) and so you will be also stuck with it. Cheap people pay twice. so be ready for risks that come with such purchase.
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Driving a diesel with a manual transmission is nothing like driving a petrol with a manual transmission. It is more work than anything with a diesel, as they don't rev very high so you wait wait wait and all of a sudden the car jerks forward and its time to shift. If I have to choose between the two, I would take the 335d.
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The current generation E91 (i.e. Touring or wagon) was introduced in the 2006 MY along with the E90 (sedan). (The couple E92 and convertible followed in the 2007 MY).

I believe the E91 330d was available in Europe when the E91 was introduced, but I don't believe that the E91 335d was available until the 2007 MY.

If you're thinking about importing, you're probably better off settling with a US market E91 328. BMW prices in Europe and in other parts of the world, are 50% + the prices in the US. For example, a well equipped 330d in Italy will cost you the equivalent of $60K. In addition to the higher prices in these countries you have to add the cost and hassle of importing.
in US tha cars are cheaper but the quality is shit!! I talked to a dealer and had a x5 from US made for US market and he said it's very bad!!
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in US tha cars are cheaper but the quality is shit!! I talked to a dealer and had a x5 from US made for US market and he said it's very bad!!
My e92 came off the same assembly line in Regensburg as the ones sold in Europe.
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