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Old August 25th, 2008, 21:28   #46
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Originally Posted by Bayou_Flyer

If VWs "Das Auto" can be used in the States, then BMW should use this for their US diesel marketing campaign as well!

"Diesel Ist Ein Energy Drink!!"
They had some ofther great ads in that room.
As you can see, they used "BMW, mein Auto" in 1931.


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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:30   #47
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Quick update:
The car has 12333 km on the clock now. Zero problems, I drive most of the time autobahn, lifetime average is now 6.0 l/100km (calculated with my fuel bills, but thetrip computer is very accurate)

Anecdotal: On a recent business trip to Sweden I tried to take advantage of the speed limits there and got a daily average fuel economy of 3.4 l/100km (69 mpg). That was commuting back and forth between Eslöv (winner of the "most boring town in Sweden" award 2007! Seriously!) and Hörby, with most of the way 70 or 90 kph speed limits and one tiny 100 kph piece.

Slightly annoying: I need winter wheels. My BMW dealer told me when I ordered the car, he could sell me a set of Eagle UG GW3 * RSC 195/55 R16 87H on steel wheels for 950€ and that it would be a bit more expensive in autumn/winter. Naturally, I didn't buy them from him.
My local tire dealer had in internet offer around 700€, which magically inflated to 802€ when I called.
I found some Conti WinterContact TS810 SSR on a BMW dealer's website on the other end of germany for 649€ with shipping now - that sounded about right. So I'll post new pictures of my car on small, ugly wheels soon.

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On a parking deck in the middle of Lübeck


In Sweden


The European idea of a Ford truck


On the Rødby-Puttgarden ferry


Some X6 xDrive3.0d in my home town on a BMW-sponsored sailing event


Some X6 xDrive3.0d in my home town on a BMW-sponsored sailing event


Can you find the car? (building site is our new office/workshop/warehouse building)
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Old October 28th, 2008, 19:15   #48
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I rented a BMW 118d in Italy, summer 2007. What a fine car it was. Rode superbly on all roads, soaked up road imperfections so well.. I note that because my '06 Jetta TDI rides so harshly over bumps. The Jetta rides great on cobblestones and very rough surfaces---leads me to think they installed shocks with the Mexican back roads in mind.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 05:16   #49
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Some updates:
I still like it I put on the winter wheels with Contis in early November and will change back to the 17" summer wheels soon.


With a bit of snow...






Yes I know... ugly, ugly wheels.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 09:31   #50
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Still jealous...none of these fine turbodiesel 4's in the USA yet. What do we get instead? An M version of the X5 and X6... Please. I would buy a 123d coupe tomorrow if it were available.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 10:19   #51
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More updates: 93,000 km, trouble free. Looking into the possibility to buy it at the end of the lease.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 03:37   #52
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Update:
In the beginning of July, after three years and 100,300 km, the lease was up and I retuned the car to the dealer.
The price my BMW dealer quoted for buying the 118d after the lease was frankly insane, so I decided to try and find a similar car elsewhere for a better price. So here's my new ride:












The color is called Montego Blue, the interior is "Network" cloth anthracite/black. It's equipped like my old car, minus the "chrome line" exterior pack, 16" instead of 17" wheels, plus cornering lights, keyless entry and auto a/c.
It's a BMW certified pre-owned with 1 year of full warranty, the tires, brakes and windshield are new, the hood was repainted because of some small paint chips and the price was great.
Enjoying it!
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Old August 11th, 2011, 05:52   #53
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Like the color. Is this one also a 118d?
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Old August 11th, 2011, 05:54   #54
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It is. Enough engine for a car like that.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 09:37   #55
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Wish we got those in the States...
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Old August 11th, 2011, 10:42   #56
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NICE!!! I love the color.

The BMWCCA Magaznine, Roundel, keeps teasing us with the prospect of us getting the F20 "5 door" hatch. They are also saying that the new 528i with the N20 direct-injected turbo-four benzine consume about 20% less fuel than the outgoing 528i.. The new 128i would have this same engine, and likely have consumption similar to the current 120i with the power of the 130i. While still not as frugal as the diesel, it is better than what we can get now. If they don't bring us a 1-series diesel, an N20 powered 5-door 1 would be a likely replacement for my E46 touring in a few years, now that we're getting the TDI Jetta Sportwagon (Golf Variant) for my wife (which will take over "family car" duty from the E46 touring).

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Old August 11th, 2011, 10:55   #57
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Real world tests of the new X1 "28i" with the 2-liter vs the old 3.0 "28i" show that the turbo guzzles a bit more than the naturally aspirated six in real world driving. If you want to get better fuel economy in the turbo four, keep it the hell out of boost.
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Real world tests of the new X1 "28i" with the 2-liter vs the old 3.0 "28i" show that the turbo guzzles a bit more than the naturally aspirated six in real world driving. If you want to get better fuel economy in the turbo four, keep it the hell out of boost.

Hmmm...... I'll keep praying for the 120d or 320d then. There is still no getting around the fact that diesel fuel has more energy per volume than gasoline.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 11:58   #59
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On the current Autoblog Podcast they said that the word from BMW is that they expect half their US sales to be diesels before the end of the decade. Ain't gonna happen with the sixes alone...
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Old August 17th, 2011, 10:25   #60
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Prettying it up:
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