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Old November 14th, 2009, 15:40   #1
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I was wondering how many miles you have on your cars now,and the mpgs your getting.Also any feelings you have about the car.My 335d is do to arrive end of Nov.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 16:40   #2
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are u a member of bimmerfest?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=398172
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Old November 14th, 2009, 17:37   #3
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TdiTom, no, but thanks bimmerfest.com looks like a good site.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 19:15   #4
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I talked to a 335d owner at a filling station a few days ago. He's had the car since June, and reports fuel consumption at around 6.5 L/100 km, which is not bad for something that size and power.

For what it's worth by comparison, a friend of mine has a 2006 323i 6-speed manual, and that one is using around 8.2 L/100 km.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 21:11   #5
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BMW 335d is a great car!

I do not own one, but I test driven 335d many times and finally convienced my co-worker to buy it, so on occasion I drive it during lunch.

So far he is reporting low to mid 30s as far as MPG, but engine is not broken in.

Torque is phenomenal and car feels very fast and fun to drive.

I think 335d is extremely important car for diesel acceptance in U.S.A.

I can't wait for BMW to bring over 123d.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 15:45   #6
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This is my first post to the forum.

My 335d has ~300 miles on it and I'm getting 25 mpg's in city traffic. I don't consider that awful since I'm in break-in. It'll of course get better over time. The car drives like a your typical BMW (great). TQ is great, no wheel hop, and it's very quiet when underway.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 22:25   #7
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Cool Breeze, post some pics...

How does the auto handle itself when you go WOT?
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Old November 25th, 2009, 05:42   #8
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How does the auto handle itself when you go WOT?
I haven't gone WOT since I'm still within break-in (max 3k rpms) but I did accidentially hit 4.5k rpms this am (woops). The transmission is great it shifts smoothly. I've read some articles where the author wasn't impressed with the A/T in city traffic and I'm left wondering what in the world they're talking about. Yeah it's not a manual, but to be honest, I see no point in having a manual for the 6 cyl diesel besides BMW doesn't have a manual gearbox that can handle the TQ this early in the power band. 335d's in Europe only have A/T as well.



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Old November 25th, 2009, 22:17   #9
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Nice CB, very nice car.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 07:04   #10
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I run over 120K mi a year for work and just sold my 09 TDI Sportwagen and special ordered a 335d back in June. I now have 40K mi on it. I get about 38-43 mpg on the interstate at 75-77 mph. The power is like a muscle car with over 425 ft lbs of torque. I have had it up to over 150 mph and the handleing is rock solid{ addicting}. I have to put about 2 gallons of urea in the rear tank every 10K mi. I would not have sold my Sportwagen if the seats had been more comfortable on long trips. 335d= the same mpg's with 3x more performance. Its nice to be able to go from 60 mph to 100 in 4 seconds while the Corvette owner whom was trying to cut you in traffic doesnt know what hit him.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 18:07   #11
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8000km on the clock now: best hwy 5.5 L/100 at 100 km/h, normal hwy 6.2 L/100 at 130-140km/h, approx 8.5 L/100 running around the city. CBS indicates 12,000km until next (first) scheduled servicing. Still have the smile on my face!

My son will likely be inheriting the TDI, but I'll make him work a bit for it....it'll be a good car for a teenager...good on fuel and not too much power to get into (too much) trouble...

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Old January 1st, 2011, 21:26   #12
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After trying in vain to find a 335d with options I wanted, I finally bit the bullet and ordered one today to take advantage of the great incentives expiring soon. I'm looking forward to pick up the car in Spartanburg, probably early March. It will join my Golf TDI, a car that sold me on the practicality of diesel power! The torque of the 3 liter six is quite addicting and whilst it may not be quicker than a 335i or M3, it feels faster in "normal" driving conditions and is a hell of a lot more efficient! I'll post some pics after I get it.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 19:49   #13
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Update: 40,000km on the clock and still smiling!

Lifetime average - 33mpg (US), 2/3 hwy and 1/3 city. Two scheduled/CBS servicings (20k and 38k) and a software update are the only work I've required.

You're right A8540TDI, while drag-race style performance isn't bad, the pick-up at speed is insane - the thing pulls like a freight train and the 50-70 accel is insane fast. You'll love the car and the smile will never go away!

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Old January 4th, 2011, 08:01   #14
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Currently have a little over 12K miles. Overall average mileage has been 32.5 mpg in about 35%/65% city/rural driving mix.

Best trip segment mileage was 46.1 mpg (per computer) over about 50 miles, all state highway @ about 60 mpg indicated. Best round-trip was 42.7 mpg (per computer) over about 100 miles of mostly highway driving but with a little city driving mixed in.

Achieved about 38.8 mpg (calculated) in trip to Western New York last summer (about 650 miles) @ 70 - 85 mph with AC on the entire trip.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 08:49   #15
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I run over 120K mi a year for work and just sold my 09 TDI Sportwagen and special ordered a 335d back in June. I now have 40K mi on it. I get about 38-43 mpg on the interstate at 75-77 mph. The power is like a muscle car with over 425 ft lbs of torque. I have had it up to over 150 mph and the handleing is rock solid{ addicting}. I have to put about 2 gallons of urea in the rear tank every 10K mi. I would not have sold my Sportwagen if the seats had been more comfortable on long trips. 335d= the same mpg's with 3x more performance. Its nice to be able to go from 60 mph to 100 in 4 seconds while the Corvette owner whom was trying to cut you in traffic doesnt know what hit him.
What kind of mileage do you get on a set of tires?
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