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      04-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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320d e90 vs 530i e60 mileage

G'day everyone- hope all are well.

Been a BMW fanatic for sometime now- had the E92 335i few years back, started a family then naturally got rid of it and picked up a E60 530i.

I can't say that I have any complaints with it however- I'm looking to possibly 'downgrade' a series and perhaps get the E90 320d.
Two reasons: 1. I miss the 3 series lol.
2. More importantly Im after a car that is more economical (i.e. currently getting on avg. 560-570km on fully tank on 530i therefore i would like to get a vehicle with more kms/100l).

Guys can I please get your opinions on the pros and cons of making such a move- particularly where I have heard the obvious which is
1. More maintenance costs involved in 'diesel' engines.
2. Diesel engines play up more? etc..

I would particularly be grateful of any 320d owners who would be kind enough to shed any light on the above and more so what mileage they are getting per fuel tank.

Many many thanks
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      04-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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G'day everyone- hope all are well.

Been a BMW fanatic for sometime now- had the E92 335i few years back, started a family then naturally got rid of it and picked up a E60 530i.

I can't say that I have any complaints with it however- I'm looking to possibly 'downgrade' a series and perhaps get the E90 320d.
Two reasons: 1. I miss the 3 series lol.
2. More importantly Im after a car that is more economical (i.e. currently getting on avg. 560-570km on fully tank on 530i therefore i would like to get a vehicle with more kms/100l).

Guys can I please get your opinions on the pros and cons of making such a move- particularly where I have heard the obvious which is
1. More maintenance costs involved in 'diesel' engines.
2. Diesel engines play up more? etc..

I would particularly be grateful of any 320d owners who would be kind enough to shed any light on the above and more so what mileage they are getting per fuel tank.

Many many thanks
Jas
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basically, don't expect the "d" to be faster than your 335...
but seriously, it is loads of fun with this ridiculous baby diesel..

As for fuel efficiency...my 320d without mod is running 6.8 combined and with mod(response enhance, pot intake) 7.5 combined..so basically with the recent price in VIC, i'm running ~80 a tank with 700~800 kms

just my experience, hope this will help you out
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      04-29-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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I'm yet to meet an unhappy 320d owner. Everyone loves them.
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F30 is way ahead of E60 in every area.

320d will feel just as powerful as your 530i.
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F30 is way ahead of E60 in every area.

320d will feel just as powerful as your 530i.
op looking at e90 though?
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I recently bought a E91 320d Wagon M Sport and I love it. Fantastic car and fuel economy is awesome. Here's a pic of the family wagon.
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Here's a pic of the fuel range and it's not even full..

Get's almost 3 times more k's out of a tank compared to my 135i.
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I recently bought a E91 320d Wagon M Sport and I love it. Fantastic car and fuel economy is awesome. Here's a pic of the family wagon.
Love the 313s!
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op looking at e90 though?
oh whoops...

OP in that case make sure it's the LCI E90.
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I really wanted a 330D or A4 3.0TDI when i was looking for my car, but the 330d was way out of my price range! still thinking of one for my next car if I stay with the Exx model.
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Hi all once again.

Yep E90 is indeed what I'm looking to get.
A big big thank you to you all for your insights- truly appreciated.
And massive thanks to 'JB4135' , awesome job with the pic and nice ride.

Any further comments would be appreciated once again.

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PWOH or lusty are going to wet themselves when they read this, op get a seat dude and get comfy

Been waiting for this post whole my life.

To jas888:
Just passed my one year anniversary few days ago.

Stock 320D 09 gives me 700km per tank pure city drive. Pure highway =1100km.
Mix=850km.
Every fuel up around 55Litre (BP only) cost around $75.

Con
turbo lag compare to NA where its instant.
Clutter sound
Diesel farts if you have dpf off like kitan ^^"
Low Revv, redline 5.5?
Every assume diesel is slow!

Pro
fuel efficient
Torque much..
Very easy to tune or chip and 2.0Litre has proven to beat some 3Litres.
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Great value for money compare to A4 tdi or C200 cdi.
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Hey bud.. thanks for your reply.
Very useful stats & opinions will definitely also assist with my decisions.

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I recently bought a E91 320d Wagon M Sport and I love it. Fantastic car and fuel economy is awesome. Here's a pic of the family wagon.
I'm not a wagon man Edwin but that is just
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Wouldn't surprise me if he is running meth and upgraded turbo on his 320d!
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