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      05-12-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Unhappy why oh why

Why on earth did i settle on a 318d, okay its a lovely car sapphire metallic black, with cream leather , a lot of nice extras, only delivery mileage when i bought it in Feb 2012, but hell, you have to cane it to get any sort of pleasure out of it. The wife and myself both had to go back to London, but coming back at different times so we took both cars (hers Golf GTTDI) i said you go in front I will follow, well when we hit the M11 thats when she just took off and i had to give it some to stay up with her. Anyways silly rant over now checking out remapp sites, also looking around for something a lot more exciting than a 318D Exclusive E90 LCI (2011)
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      05-12-2012, 06:21 AM   #2
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Would have a lot more grunt after a remap I would have thought.
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      05-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #3
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I know how you feel! I have a 318d Business Edition, and it was painful before! I've had mine re-mapped, and it makes a world of difference! But, have you considered a tuning box? Untraceable, plugs in in 5 mins and gives results not far from a remap but gives you the flexibility!

I have a Spider Box for sale in the classified section, which is probably one of the most advanced boxes.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685679

It was originally for a 320d 177, but has been on an X1 18d (same engine as our 318d) for a while and provided the same results. It is fully adaptable to your driving style.

Worth a look
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      05-12-2012, 06:51 AM   #4
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Why on earth did i settle on a 318d, okay its a lovely car sapphire metallic black, with cream leather , a lot of nice extras, only delivery mileage when i bought it in Feb 2012, but hell, you have to cane it to get any sort of pleasure out of it. The wife and myself both had to go back to London, but coming back at different times so we took both cars (hers Golf GTTDI) i said you go in front I will follow, well when we hit the M11 thats when she just took off and i had to give it some to stay up with her. Anyways silly rant over now checking out remapp sites, also looking around for something a lot more exciting than a 318D Exclusive E90 LCI (2011)
Could be worse - you could support West Ham - oh
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      05-12-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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I don't understand why the 318d exists? The 320d does everything it does (mpg, tax etc) but with more acceptable power.
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      05-12-2012, 08:27 AM   #6
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I don't understand why the 318d exists? The 320d does everything it does (mpg, tax etc) but with more acceptable power.
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I guess 318 may be slightly cheaper than 320.
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      05-12-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
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Below co/2 thresholds therefore better BIK tax and a more sensible company car choice.

Nothing to do with driveability. It's a car to suit a market requirement and does so very well.

But no way I could live with something so underpowered..
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Was lookin at a 318d myself but was told to go for the 320 at least, they have more tunning potential as its a bigger turbo. I thought my 320 was slow before it was remapped
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      05-12-2012, 11:45 AM   #10
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Below co/2 thresholds therefore better BIK tax and a more sensible company car choice.

Nothing to do with driveability. It's a car to suit a market requirement and does so very well.

But no way I could live with something so underpowered..


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      05-12-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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The 318d is a no thrills work horse. To be honest I quite liked it.
0-60 in around 9 seconds???(I don't know how accurate I am here) but thats still fast enough for some owners.

If you are in the market for a car on a tight budget and for what ever reason the 320d is out of reach I think you could do a lot worse.

Get your car down to evolve, see what they can do with it and enjoy, from experience with 2.0 d engines they respond very well to a remap.
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      05-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #12
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A 9 sec 0-60 diesel is n't bad surely??
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      05-12-2012, 12:24 PM   #13
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The 318d is a no thrills work horse. To be honest I quite liked it.
0-60 in around 9 seconds???(I don't know how accurate I am here) but thats still fast enough for some owners.

If you are in the market for a car on a tight budget and for what ever reason the 320d is out of reach I think you could do a lot worse.

Get your car down to evolve, see what they can do with it and enjoy, from experience with 2.0 d engines they respond very well to a remap.
Will speak to Imran (Evolve) on Mon. hopefully can get something sorted regarding remapp to put a smile back on my face, Ive only got myself to blame because I wasnt on that tight a budget in the first place, so could have gone a couple of Łk more anyway . The Wife drove it for the first time to-day, when she returned home her comments were" thats a bit of SLUG " well i was truly P****D then. Roll on next Friday, its her birthday I hope she is gonna like the remapp
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      05-12-2012, 12:28 PM   #14
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Funny really.
Its all relative.
I have the 118D and a tuned 335i.
As Mega rightly says the 318DES is far cheaper to buy/run/tax/insure/BIK than a 320D.

Its 147BHP. My long term 2yr combined average is 60mpg. On a run its 70mpg plus.
I recall thinking our old 1998 A3T was nippy at 150BHP. Remember those days?

And you should see the stats on the new 118D, and even the petrols. Incredible...

I was going to box the 318D to see if the economy could be streetched further too.
Let me know how you get on!
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There is a 316d here in the ROI...imagine how slow that is!
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      05-12-2012, 01:26 PM   #16
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I have a 318d and just purchased a Greenbox from DTUK, trust me once it's boxed you'll love it! Andrew the owner of DTUK is a helpful fella and is always on hand to answer any questions/queries you have, if you live local to him up in Durham you could always pop into DTUK HQ and try out a box for yourself.
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      05-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
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How does it feel if the box gets wet?
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How does it feel if the box gets wet?
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      05-12-2012, 05:11 PM   #19
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LoL
Do not worry you have huge no of BHP - 143
The pre-LCI has 122BHP lol !!!

Be a happy man, you can remap to 185BHP easily

Here e-maps with 175BHP :
http://www.e-maps.co.uk/products/BMW...ies+%28e90%29/

If you keep looking you will find a bit better

Regards,

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How does it feel if the box gets wet?
Comes with a small velcro bag to house the box in.
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