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      01-14-2021, 07:50 AM   #1
MarkH13
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Drives: F82 M4 CP, SMB
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Folkestone, Kent

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530d xD versus 540i driving experience?

Thinking about moving from a 440i MPPSK to a 2/3 year-old 5 series, and looking at either a 540i or 530d xD (xD preferable because of where I live).

I love the way the B58 pulls to the red line, but there's not much opportunity to do that on our crowded roads. And I miss the effortless low-down surge of a big diesel in normal driving, so I'm a bit torn as to which way to go... (Hard to test drive anything at the moment!)

Just wondered if anyone had experience of driving either/both, and could comment on the differences?

My driving is a mix of town, country roads and motorways, with very few short journeys. Fuel cost is not a major factor, and whichever model I go for, I'll look for one with adaptive suspension.
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