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      01-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #23
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325d sounds interesting to me even if it is a 4 pot. However BMW website doesn't let me configure it as an auto, is that right? Manual only?

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      01-18-2013, 12:39 PM   #24
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I don't think I can wait til then. Thoroughly bored of my current Volvo and it'll need tyres and brakes by then probably.

320xd or 330xd auto instead perhaps
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      01-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #25
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  • 325d M Sport Manual, 33,210, BIK 19%, combined 57.6mpg, 0-62 6.8s, 50-75 (4th) 5.3s, CO2 129g/km
  • 328i M Sport Manual, 32,395, BIK 20%, combined 44.1mpg, 0-62 5.9s, 50-75 (4th) 5.4s, CO2 149g/km

Interesting choice.

PS - What's even more interesting is that the 330d M Sport saloon matches the 325d's combined mpg figure of 57.6 (presumably driven like for like).
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  • 325d M Sport Manual, 33,210, BIK 19%, combined 57.6mpg, 0-62 6.8s, 50-75 (4th) 5.3s, CO2 129g/km
  • 328i M Sport Manual, 32,395, BIK 20%, combined 44.1mpg, 0-62 5.9s, 50-75 (4th) 5.4s, CO2 149g/km

Interesting choice.

PS - What's even more interesting is that the 330d M Sport saloon matches the 325d's combined mpg figure of 57.6 (presumably driven like for like).
The figures for the 328i look really appealing to me. Im surprised the 50-75mph time is virtually the same for both the 325d and 328i. Actually the 328i will be quicker as ideally you would do that in 3rd gear.

Still a difficult choice to choose between the two.
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      01-18-2013, 04:03 PM   #27
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I don't think I can wait til then. Thoroughly bored of my current Volvo and it'll need tyres and brakes by then probably.

320xd or 330xd auto instead perhaps
A friend has the previous 325d. He is not impressed with it in terms of economy and performance against the 320d. He will change to the 320d next time.
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      01-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #28
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That was the 3.0 6 cylinder though wasn't it? So you can't really compare economy to the newer 2.0 4 cylinder 325D.
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      01-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #29
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That was the 3.0 6 cylinder though wasn't it? So you can't really compare economy to the newer 2.0 4 cylinder 325D.
Yes Richard that is correct derated 6 cylinder
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