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Diesel engine decisions !!
19-03-2020, 09:07 PM,
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Diesel engine decisions !!
Hi All

I had a 335i N55 and after that i had a X5 30D M57 Engine. The diesel Bug has got me Haaaaarrddd and now looking at a 330D. I am leaning towards a 330D with M57 Engine for some reason i just feel that Older engines and older Bmw's last longer. I feel that they were just built better. Thats why i prefer a E46 to a E90. So basically i want to know if my thoughts are correct or not ?

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19-03-2020, 09:16 PM,
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RE: Diesel engine decisions !!
Engine aside, the auto gearboxes in the newer models just seem to get better and better - something to consider.


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19-03-2020, 09:39 PM,
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The 6 speed gearbox in the X5 with M57 i had it Flashed with Xhp and it was good imo i know its not as good as the eight speeds though

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20-03-2020, 07:39 AM,
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IMO you cant go wrong with the E46. Had one and till today very sad that I sold it for the E53 X5. It was an absolute beast on the freeway and surprisingly light on fuel. Got 6.7 l/100km after mapping it. Mine was the 6 speed manual though. Not sure about the mileage on the auto. Just stay away from the 5 speed GM auto, loads of gremlins with that box. The 6 speed ZF box is much better.

Friend of mine had the E90, also the 6 speed manual. Drove it once or twice. Obviously a much more luxurious but my mapped E46 topped it for me.

Current: E46 320D F/L (His)
Colt Rodeo 2.8 tdi 4x4 (Her donkey)

Ex: E53 X5 3.0d A/T M-Sport
Ex: BMW 330d E46 F/L
Ex: E87 118i (Hers)
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20-03-2020, 10:42 AM,
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330d E90 LCI would be the best place to start. If your budget allows, go for the the F30.
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20-03-2020, 12:27 PM,
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The F30 330d can sit with ANYTHING on the open road. Endless torque, 8 gears and grips like an E39 M5 in the bendy stuff.

IMO, an E46 330d is going to cost to maintain.
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20-03-2020, 02:06 PM,
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E46 Auto box's on the diesels are made of mushrooms... passed 200k kms you into uncharted territory...

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Yesterday, 10:15 PM,
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Diesel engine decisions !!
Thanks All for all your responses. I have made up my mind. I owned a E46 before was a 330i though. In my personal opinion an E46 is a special and unique Bmw i cant really tell you why but just something about the car !!!! So i will be looking for a 330d E46 Manual M-Sport obviously.

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