BMW 335d

BMW 335d

What if you could have a family sedan that could accelerate to 60 miles per hour in under 6.0 seconds and still get 36 miles per gallon on the highways, would you buy one?  Now what if I told you it was a diesel, would you still want one?  For me, I’m…not so sure.

The new 335d has quite an exciting prospect for a family car with an impressive twin turbo 3.0L diesel engine delivering 265 HP and a monstrous 425 ft-lbs of torque.  This Beamer also has an impressive 560 mile range due to its fuel-efficient diesel engine and it will give it’s driver an estimated 23 miles per gallon in the city and 36 on the highway.  Can you say road trip?

But all this comes at a price.  The 335d starts at almost $44,000 and is the most expensive of the 3 series BMWs.  In addition the engine requires a special fluid which reduces emissions that must be added at every maintenance interval.  But as BMW so kindly points out, the fluid, called BluePerformance, will be added free of charge the first 4 years or 50,000 miles while it is under warranty.

I’m all for diesels, in fact I wish we had more of them.  But it is hard for me to justify spending the extra in diesel fuel cost (I can’t figure out why diesel is so expensive when compared to gasoline considering it is a less refined fuel.), extra money on a liquid emission-reducing catalyst every oil change, and the extra in price over a regular 328i.

It would be a hard sell for me, but it could be done, especially if the sales person pointed out the amazing acceleration of the car, the great gas mileage and the fact that a diesel can last nearly the life of their owner.  In fact I would probably buy one if it didn’t require the additional dealership-only maintenance.  Oh well, I’ll wait to find something that allows me to do my own maintenance.

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3 comments ↓

#1 Diesel to liquids on 12.30.08 at 3:30 am

Diesels which are good in all levels and also in its price when it comes under consideration compared to gasoline.New 335d which have come with quit lots of exciting usages.

#2 Diesel to liquids on 12.31.08 at 12:13 am

Diesel which now is most effective form of usage which considers all the processes.New 355d is effective usage of diesel.

#3 Thom willi on 12.10.10 at 8:10 am

The description is appreciative…The vehicle provides very good mileage…

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