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      03-06-2012, 09:00 AM   #11
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Drives: 2014 335i
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To all the complainers about the lack of a performance bmw diesel offering in the states.... we had the 335d, it didn't sell well and most american consumers would have bought a 335i for less money.

However, the X5xdrive35d is a great seller. That's because the fuel economy and torque benefits only outweigh the higher price of diesel and the lower-revving nature of diesel engines when you're talking about 5000 lb SUVs. I would venture to say at least 50% of X5xdrive35d are "soccer moms."

All we can hope for at this point is the higher output _40d engine coming to the X5 and more fuel efficient _20d models hitting the f20/f30.
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2014 335i RWD: ZMM, ZDA, ZDH, ZPP, ZTP, 2NH, 2TB, 5DL; Z4A MPPK; AW ext / VB int