BMW 335d

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

More and more buyers picked a diesel in the first half of 2011 and the reasons behind this are clear. Not only do diesels have better fuel economy but they are typically cleaner than the gasoline-powered equivalents and one doesn’t have those pesky (and expensive) batteries to worry about a …

Diesel Economics: Sales Up 39% for First Half of 2011

Diesel Economics: Sales Up 39% for First Half of 2011

An in-depth analysis of new car sales data by The Diesel Driver shows that sales of diesel-powered automobiles in the U.S. are up by 39% compared to the first half of 2010. In addition, buyers continue to choose diesel models over gasoline equivalents at the same rate as last year. …

What Will The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Test Car Be?

What Will The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Test Car Be?

The Diesel Driver’s two long-term test cars are the BMW 335d and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI
In August, The Diesel Driver will add a third long-term car to its diesel-powered test fleet.   Currently, four car manufacturers, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, offer a total of 14 cars and SUVs in the …

Bill Howard on the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Bill Howard on the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Bill Howard is well-known to many car enthusiasts as the editor of TechnoRide and a columnist for the BMW Car Club of American’s Roundel magazine.   In the July issue of the Roundel, he wrote about The Diesel Driver’s presentation of the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year at the New …

BMW 335d 18-Month Report and Review

BMW 335d 18-Month Report and Review

Year two with the BMW 335d is well underway.  It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 18 months since our Montegoblau metallic 335d was delivered at the BMW Welt in Munich but the car has not only ventured to multiple countries and continents but it has endeared itself to its …

BMW 335d 18-Month Report and Review

BMW 335d 18-Month Report and Review

Year two with the BMW 335d is well underway.  It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 18 months since our Montegoblau metallic 335d was delivered at the BMW Welt in Munich but the car has not only ventured to multiple countries and continents but it has endeared itself to its …

Presentation of 2011 Diesel Car of the Year Award to BMW

At the 2011, New York International Auto Show, Paul Ferraiola, BMW of North America’s product planning and strategy manager, and Joe Wierda, product manager for the 3 Series, accepted the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year Award for the BMW 335d from Jonathan Spira, editor of  The Diesel Driver …

BMW 335d is the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

BMW 335d is the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

The BMW 335d is the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year, announced Jonathan Spira, editor of The Diesel Driver magazine.  The BMW 335d received 29.6 percent of 3,669 votes cast by readers of The Diesel Driver from 43 countries.  83% of the votes came from readers in the United States.
“The …

BMW EVolve Test Drive: Are You EV Compatible?

BMW EVolve Test Drive: Are You EV Compatible?

BMW unveiled the BMW ActivE in New York City along with BMW EVolve, an app that lets drivers pretend they have an electric car.  Available for the iPhone and, later this month, for the Android platform, EVolve lets you experience the electric-car lifestyle without having to buy or lease one …

Why Did You Purchase a Diesel?

Why Did You Purchase a Diesel?

There are many good reasons for purchasing a diesel-powered automobile.  Our readers tell us these include the incredible fuel economy, the power that comes from the diesel engine’s torque, and greater reliability compared to gasoline engines.  In addition, diesel engines are known to last far longer and have a reputation …

BMW 335d 12-Month Report and Review

BMW 335d 12-Month Report and Review

As if on cue, the BMW 335d’s odometer hit 10,000 km (6214 miles) on December 23, 2010, the one year anniversary of its delivery at the BMW Welt.
Since its start in Munich, the 335d has visited a lot of places, including Lindau, Berchtesgaden, Roßfeld, Graz, New York, Philadelphia, the Poconos, …

Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars in the U.S.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes six passenger cars, the Audi A3 TDI, the BMW 335d, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Volkswagen Golf TDI, the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan TDI, and the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen …