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Old 11-26-2009, 12:43 PM
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New BMW Diesel

First the 3 series and now the 5
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/new-bmw-5-series-has-hints-of-the-7-series/?ref=automobiles

245hp for an in-line six sounds pretty good to me. Now if Honda would just offer its damn diesels on the US along with its sweet wagon, sorry tourer.

http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:46 PM
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Does the BMW still have a timing belt?

Don't care about the ricer.
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:47 PM
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Bavarian Crap.I'm from Stuttgart and only Drive Mercedes Diesels.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:52 PM
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I think BMW's are great. The 535d here is a straight 6 (Timing CHAIN, BMW havent used a belt since about 1992) with 286hp.

My mum has a 'tuned down' version with a straight 6 putting out 224hp, and that thing is fast.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:57 PM
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I think BMW's are great. The 535d here is a straight 6 (Timing CHAIN, BMW havent used a belt since about 1992) with 286hp.

My mum has a 'tuned down' version with a straight 6 putting out 224hp, and that thing is fast.
Is that the same gas engine as the X5? I've considered pickin one up for winter use (ski car, etc.).
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:02 PM
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Does the BMW still have a timing belt?

Don't care about the ricer.

Enough about ricer comments Toyota and Honda diesel have been proven around the world and jungles to be durable as hell.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:24 PM
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Enough about ricer comments Toyota and Honda diesel have been proven around the world and jungles to be durable as hell.
As long as I don't have to drive one.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:32 PM
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Enough about ricer comments Toyota and Honda diesel have been proven around the world and jungles to be durable as hell.
Sorry, but I just love pasting this comic strip whenever the topic of riceburners comes up.

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Old 11-26-2009, 06:01 PM
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I'm not talking about a gas engine. This is 286hp from a Diesel 3 litre straight 6.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:07 PM
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As long as I don't have to drive one.
I personally drool over the Hilux 2.4D. Unbelievably long lasting if the rust doesn't get to it. Top gear took a pair of these to the north pole and back, talk about cold weather starting! I think Honda and Toyota have execellent diesel technology but aren't willing to conform to U.S. emissions standards.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:12 PM
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I personally drool over the Hilux 2.4D. Unbelievably long lasting if the rust doesn't get to it. Top gear took a pair of these to the north pole and back, talk about cold weather starting! I think Honda and Toyota have execellent diesel technology but aren't willing to conform to U.S. emissions standards.
That's a diesel Tacoma?
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:34 PM
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That's a diesel Tacoma?
Yep, the tacoma is called a Hilux on the other side of the pond
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:35 PM
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Yep, the tacoma is called a Hilux on the other side of the pond
OK, don't know anything about trucks.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:39 PM
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OK, don't know anything about trucks.
Thats why we're MB guys and not Toyota guys
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:45 PM
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Is that the same gas engine as the X5? I've considered pickin one up for winter use (ski car, etc.).
I wouldn't recommend it after the 3 years of constant repairs I went through on my 4.4i. I owned it from 2005-2008 (24k-75k) and it was the most expensive car to keep going I've ever had. Of course, it behaved fairly well up until the warranty went off at 50k, then over 5 grand in unscheduled repairs over the next two years and 25k miles.

For the same money you can get a loaded to the gills late model Denali or Suburban, and not have to worry about anything other than oil changes and fuel.
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