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Old July 16th, 2008, 22:23   #16
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WOW! on a friggin spinning platform?
DROOL........I wish. Could we ever get this?

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Old July 16th, 2008, 22:39   #17
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WOW! on a friggin spinning platform?
Yes...

Here you can see the empty platforms when we arrived in the morning. My car was right where you get off the stairs.





This was a bit later when more people were picking up their cars. About half of the people picking up their cars were Americans, you can see the red customs license plates on the 335i convertible and the 135i to the right.

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I took the picture right after I put the key in.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 02:46   #18
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I have been lucky to have gotten several BMWs as rental cars, and for this lifelong VW/Audi fan, I have to say that my loyalty is shifting. The last car I drove was a black BMW 318d, and before that, a 523i and a few years back, a 320d. On a 1500+ km weekend that included mostly Autobahn driving above 180km/h whenever possible, I still got at amazing 5.6 L/100km fuel economy.

As an engine engineer, BMW's Efficient Dynamics initiative and engine philosophy appeal more to me more than offerings from VAG.

I'm several years out from being able to afford a brand new car, but when the time comes, VW/Audi really needs to do some work to win my business.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 09:35   #19
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BMW European Delivery option for the win! I've looked into it, and it'll save at least 7% off MSRP, and they take care of insurance while you're driving in Europe (as long as it's only for a couple of weeks), and the cost of shipping (plus shipping insurance). Then after you get back to the States, pick it up at the dealer from which you purchased. The savings comes from the fact that when it's shipped to the US, it is technically a used car, so there is no import tariff.

Unfortunately, BMW isn't offering the diesel in the 1-series coupes for the U.S. market (and they are not offering the hatchback at all). But the 3-series WILL have a diesel for the '09 model year. No clue about MSRP.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 09:54   #20
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...Unfortunately, BMW isn't offering the diesel in the 1-series coupes for the U.S. market (and they are not offering the hatchback at all). But the 3-series WILL have a diesel for the '09 model year. No clue about MSRP.
BMW is offering the 1 series coupe:
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte.../1Explore.aspx

I've been reading everything I can on the BMW diesels, and really hope they bring the 330dT over with the manual. here is a comparison on the new 330d to the 335d (both cars in Euro form):

HP: 330d- 245@4k, 335d- 286@4400
Torque: 330d- 384 lb-ft from 1750 to 3000, 335d- 428 from 1750 to 2250
0-100kmh: 330d (manual)- 6.1 sec, 335d (auto only)- 6.0
top spd: 250kmh on both (electronically limited)
EU Fuel economy (converted to US mpg):
330d- 32.2 urban, 49 extra-urban, 41.3 combined
335d- 25.8 urban, 44.4 extra-urban, 35.1 combined

the new 330d also outperforms the 325d on fuel economy in the city, and matches its combined numbers, while outperforming it by a considerable margin.

Yeah- ED program seems like the way to go if you buy a BMW. Last time I looked into it Lufthansa was offering two for the price of one as a promotion with this program!
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You are still only limited to domestic-spec models in EDP. Meaning you can only do EDP for models available in the US.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 10:01   #22
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right-o, 'Meister. I'm thinking that by the time I can think about affording one of these, they'll have more choices than the twin-turbo version
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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:33   #23
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the new 330d also outperforms the 325d on fuel economy in the city, and matches its combined numbers, while outperforming it by a considerable margin.
Because the 325d still uses the older engine, just the 330d got the recent upgrade. The new engine should appear as a silent upgrade to the 325d soon. Alternatively I wouldn't be too surprised if they replace the 325d with the twin-turbo 4-cylinder from the 123d.
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http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte.../1Explore.aspx
Yes, but not with diesel. They are only available with the N52 2996 cc six cylinder, or the N54 2979 cc turborcharged six cylinder. And they are not offering the hatch at all in the U.S. (Of course, those are fine engines, and the naturally aspirated straight six in the 128i isn't too bad on fuel economy....heck, even the turbocharged six isn't that bad, for a gasser, when you consider how much HP and TQ you get from it!)


I agree that the 3-series diesel might be a big winner...as long as the MSRP isn't too astronomical. But I'm thinking that the 1-series would just be awesome if they could shoehorn the 3's diesel into it....

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Because the 325d still uses the older engine, just the 330d got the recent upgrade. The new engine should appear as a silent upgrade to the 325d soon. ..

I don't get ya.

325d and 330d both have (edit) 3 liter engines, but with other differences that cause the "30d" vs "25d" designation, so if the 325d got the new engine that is in the 330d, then it would no longer be the 325d, right?

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Yes, but not with diesel. ...I agree that the 3-series diesel might be a big winner...as long as the MSRP isn't too astronomical. But I'm thinking that the 1-series would just be awesome if they could shoehorn the 3's diesel into it....
sorry- guilty of not reading carefully

I'm hoping they will bring the 330d touring with the manual transmission
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I don't get ya.

325d and 330d both have (edit) 3 liter engines, but with other differences that cause the "30d" vs "25d" designation, so if the 325d got the new engine that is in the 330d, then it would no longer be the 325d, right?
OK, I'll try to say what I meant with more words:

They used to be pretty much the same internally, with differences in the injection system, turbocharger and intercooler. Now the 330d got an all-new block. If the 325d gets a detuned version of the "new 330d" engine instead of the older generation block, it should be a bit more economical than the 330d again, just like it used to be when they were both based on the same generation block.

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I know a Golf has a bit more room, but it's amazing what I can fit inside:

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as a rule i dont like BMWs.......

But i would get one of those and never look back if i could do it in the USA.
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