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      07-08-2008, 02:13 PM   #23
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The AdBlue filler...

(I wrote up a bunch of stuff on 'file about the diesels)



Also nice to see these planned "spy" photos with a cleaned car (except they forgot the front bumper) and watered down station in an old west town... lol
I see. Can I ask how you get all of your info so quickly? It's amazing, and Bimmerfile is a great site btw.
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      07-08-2008, 02:21 PM   #24
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I see. Can I ask how you get all of your info so quickly? It's amazing, and Bimmerfile is a great site btw.
I can't tell you how as my sources would be a bit upset but... I appreciate your kind words and glad the site is a good resource!
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I drove it at training and also drive the X5 with the diesel. It was nice but not worth the approx 2500-3000 cost over the TT 6 cylinder. In the X5 on the other hand it makes sense. The X5 is actually quicker with this motor than the gas engine and gets better mileage. The X5 with that motor was amazing to drive I was extremly impressed with it. How can you beat it, more HP that the 3.0si gas engine and more torque than the V8 with the mileage os a 4 cyl SUV. It makes a lot more sense in the X5 that the 3 series to me and after driving both extensively on the track and on the road that point was more obvious to me.
I completely agree. The case for a 335d is not as compelling as a diesel X5. The extra torque and efficiency will not be as noticeable in the 3er as it will be in the X5. Now a 323d might be a compelling choice, because it would offer a significant efficiency improvement over the 328i with comparable power.
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I can't tell you how as my sources would be a bit upset but... I appreciate your kind words and glad the site is a good resource!
Hmmm...what if you PM'd me? I'm good for my word. You can see that by my posting history haha.
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Not much mpg benefit vs. the cost of diesel. They should bring a 4 banger TDI here as well. Then you'd see some real mpg difference.

Edit...for the 3 series I meant. X5 will be to heavy for a I4.
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Isn't the "23d" engine a 4 cyl turbo diesel?^

They should bring that stateside.
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The AdBlue filler...

(I wrote up a bunch of stuff on 'file about the diesels)



Also nice to see these planned "spy" photos with a cleaned car (except they forgot the front bumper) and watered down station in an old west town... lol
aqueous urea solution filler?

how would you fill it up? pee in it?

and i doubt the diesel model will be a success... they should've released it years ago when gas prices were rising and diesel was cheaper.
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cool stuff!

bmw should bring the 320d over as well. i think it'd do well, especially if diesel prices fall back near the price of premium.
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--the first diesel-powered Bimmer to be sold in North America.
Not true - they're forgetting the 524td. The engine was also used in a Lincoln.
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im still hoping for the 330 direct injection! 30+ mpg hwy
whats that?
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BMW USA should consider allowing the sales of a 320d. they do amazing on mileage, and deliver enough hp to keep up with traffic without impairing overtaking power.

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I doubt that the cover is for the urea solution as it is going to be added at service interviles. With a large tank in the front wheel well and a smaller top up tank in the engine compartment. So it would be kinda silly to be putting it in the bumper.
Also keep in mind that a good amount of BMW business is the lease's so there will either be a higher residual on the Derv car or the price increase will not be that large.
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I completely agree. The case for a 335d is not as compelling as a diesel X5. The extra torque and efficiency will not be as noticeable in the 3er as it will be in the X5. Now a 323d might be a compelling choice, because it would offer a significant efficiency improvement over the 328i with comparable power.
Lassaxi---why would you not notice the extra torque in the 335d? My 335i has 300LB-FT. How could you not notice another 125 LB-FT in a car that weighs about the same---especially when already cruising on the open road.
I 'm thinkin this car will crack your head back from 50-80mph especially with the 7 speed DCT. More torque than a 550i, more than an M3! Yikes! More torque, gotta like that-and throw in better mileage. Sounds great!
YMMV

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Nothing suprising here, it is July and the "planned" spyshots were due.

Glad to see BMW NA offering more choices here. This is a step in the right direction. Hope it meets their expectations.

I will definately consider the TTD in the X5, can't wait to get behind the wheel and try it this fall.

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I drove it at training and also drive the X5 with the diesel. It was nice but not worth the approx 2500-3000 cost over the TT 6 cylinder. In the X5 on the other hand it makes sense. The X5 is actually quicker with this motor than the gas engine and gets better mileage. The X5 with that motor was amazing to drive I was extremly impressed with it. How can you beat it, more HP that the 3.0si gas engine and more torque than the V8 with the mileage os a 4 cyl SUV. It makes a lot more sense in the X5 that the 3 series to me and after driving both extensively on the track and on the road that point was more obvious to me.
Hey Ryan, out of curiosity were they using Euro-spec '08 335d, or camo'd US '09 335d?
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whats that?
European models have the 330i with the N53 engine.


from bimmerfile.com

"The N53 utilizes the second generation direct injection system found on the N54 twin turbo in a naturally aspirated form to increase power and efficiency. There is some indication that we may see this engine introduced stateside in the not so distant future, though these could be just circulating rumors."

http://www.bimmerfile.com/2008/05/15/bmw-ng6-project/
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The taillight has no led??? From the pictures, I do not see any led on the taillight at all. Can someone please kindly confirm
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I doubt that the cover is for the urea solution as it is going to be added at service interviles. With a large tank in the front wheel well and a smaller top up tank in the engine compartment. So it would be kinda silly to be putting it in the bumper.
Also keep in mind that a good amount of BMW business is the lease's so there will either be a higher residual on the Derv car or the price increase will not be that large.
I beg to differ in your opinion since that is indeed what the cover is for and the inactive tank is located there. The active (heated tank) is up front and the passive storage tank is located in the rear bumper on the 335d.

Originally the same setup was to be used for the X5 but due to third row seating it was moved into the front and the setup had to be modified, the first plans were to drop the 3rd row seating but marketing said no...

There is a specially designed bottle and filler so that a customer may do it without needing to bring it in for service (you know when the car is out of warranty).

For more info please see below and you can also search around....
http://www.bimmerfile.com/2008/04/01...anced-diesels/

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f*** the advertised mpg, i only get <18 mpg driving 15 miles hwy and 5 miles local, what's up with that? what's the advertised mpg for 335i? 20 local and 30 hwy
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I guess you know your stuff, but why have it on the exterior of the car it looks horrible, they will pop off when parking by brail, or get stolen. Could have easily being mounted in the trunk well. I would assume we are keeping 5 mile bumpers which would mean they are suppose to move a little how will that effect the neck going from the bumper to the sheet metal.
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It doesn"t really offer a substantial MPG advantage over normal petrol so whats the point?
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The taillight has no led??? From the pictures, I do not see any led on the taillight at all. Can someone please kindly confirm
The tails are LED, like the X6.
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