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      11-07-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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Post Turbo Diesel Comparo: BMW 520d vs Audi A6 TDI, Jag XF, MB E300, Lexus GS450h

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      11-07-2012, 02:54 AM   #2
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Lexus GS450h ?,
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      11-07-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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BMW once again sets the standard..........
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      11-07-2012, 08:58 AM   #4
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BMW once again sets the standard..........
That would be great if they didn't set the standard in rattling and squeaking..........
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      11-07-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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That would be great if they didn't set the standard in rattling and squeaking..........
Sad but true..
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      11-07-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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Sad but true..
That did make me laugh... as a convertible owner, I'm aware of this more than most. Still, I've driven the Merc convertibles, they're no better.
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      11-07-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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Seems like BMW nails all the technical aspects of the car (no surprise here) but can't seem to put it together nicely like Mercedes and Audi.
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      11-07-2012, 11:59 AM   #8
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They put an A6 3.0TDI to the test and despite this...BMW won with his 2.0d engine... The way things look, BMW will continue to dominate the diesel market. I own a e90 320d and i have to say that BMW's diesel engines are just incredible.

Put o chip on this bastard and he'll give a 325i and even a 330i e46 a ride for his money...not to mention cars like a supercharged C180, golf GTI MK5 and even an A4 3.0TDI.

Still I think that the 2.0d 4 cyl engine is too small for a 5 series...I'd go for a 530d for the perfect balance.
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      11-07-2012, 12:03 PM   #9
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The driver fell asleep while driving it and never made it to the review
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I got out of my E90 330d for a test drive in an F11 520d. Lovely car and the power is surplus to requirement in all driving situations. Well, legal driving situations. When you want to go for it, it's not going to fly like the 30d but that said, it is adequate and plenty smooth.
Much love for the 5 Series. My old E60 520d was a good car too.
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I got out of my E90 330d for a test drive in an F11 520d. Lovely car and the power is surplus to requirement in all driving situations. Well, legal driving situations. When you want to go for it, it's not going to fly like the 30d but that said, it is adequate and plenty smooth.
Much love for the 5 Series. My old E60 520d was a good car too.
Will the 520d be on sale in the US?
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      11-07-2012, 12:42 PM   #15
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isn't that a hybrid?
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Will the 520d be on sale in the US?
Considering the US is getting the 2 liter and 3 liter diesels, I'm confident we'll get a 320d and a 730d but I'm not sure which engine they would put in the 5 series. Either one would be good, I think a 520d makes more sense but considering the only diesel we've seen in America recently was the 335d, I think a 530d might sell better. I think a lot of people would assume a four cylinder diesel would be underpowered in a 5 series, even though that engine actually makes more torque than the current 528i.
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That would be great if they didn't set the standard in rattling and squeaking..........
My 520d doesn't rattle and squeak. Does yours? Do you actually have one?
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Will the 520d be on sale in the US?
Considering the US is getting the 2 liter and 3 liter diesels, I'm confident we'll get a 320d and a 730d but I'm not sure which engine they would put in the 5 series. Either one would be good, I think a 520d makes more sense but considering the only diesel we've seen in America recently was the 335d, I think a 530d might sell better. I think a lot of people would assume a four cylinder diesel would be underpowered in a 5 series, even though that engine actually makes more torque than the current 528i.
Awesome! Sounds like a perfect DD
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Seems like BMW nails all the technical aspects of the car (no surprise here) but can't seem to put it together nicely like Mercedes and Audi.
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