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Old 07-10-2008, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by AzNMpower32
First off, the EPA way of testing fuel consumption is flawed. That's why you often get wierd numbers, such as better fuel economy for an automatic versus a manual.

Secondly, lets not start the whole "Why diesels" debate again. Diesels have a much farther range on a tank of diesel. They have more useable power in day-to-day driving. And even if you feel like thrashing the car all day, you'll still get respectable fuel consumption numbers.............unlike petrol. Thrash an X5 3.0si for a few hours non stop and then tell me if you can get better than 9 miles to the gallon.
Well, I didn't use EPA numbers, I used UK numbers and Canadian government test standard numbers. I like them more than the EPA figures.

Not sure what the relevance of the X5 thrashing is, as the thread is about a 3 series.

Now, if they gave us the 320d instead of the 335d, there would be a reason to be interested. I don't see the point of the 335d, given the lacklustre performance and middling fuel economy.
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