BMW 335d

The Diesel Driver 2011 BMW 335d Calendar Released

The Diesel Driver 2011 BMW 335d Calendar Released

The Diesel Driver’s 2011 BMW 335d calendar is now available online for  immediate delivery.
This calendar captures the elegance and raw power of the BMW 335d sedan.
Jonathan Spira picked up this particular 335d in Munich at the BMW Welt and drove it in Austria, Germany, and the United …

Diesel Economics 201: Q3 Sales Accelerate to 33%

Diesel Economics 201: Q3 Sales Accelerate to 33%

Is 2010 the year of the diesel?  A new analysis by The Diesel Driver shows an increasingly strong  preference for diesel-powered cars compared to the petrol-powered equivalent models
The Diesel Driver analyzed detailed new-car sales data from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, the four companies that currently offer diesel-powered passenger vehicles …

2011 BMW 535d – First Look

2011 BMW 535d – First Look

The new BMW 535d  somehow manages to make the previous 535d, with a mere 391 pound-feet of torque, look like a slouch.  Not only that, it does this with improved fuel economy and acceleration.  This is all thanks to the redesigned 3.0-liter straight-six engine which now creates 300 hp and …

BMW 335d Fall Foliage Drive

BMW 335d Fall Foliage Drive

New England is famous for its autumnal foliage and the start of the fall season on September 22 was the perfect time for a diesel-powered drive in the region, and the BMW 335d continues to be the perfect car for all seasons.

Our destination: Litchfield County, Connecticut, home of the Blackberry …

BMW 335d Six-Month Test Report and Review

BMW 335d Six-Month Test Report and Review

The roughly 400 km (249 mile) drive from New York City to Washington D.C. and back (another 400 km) used most – but not all – of the Montego Blue BMW 335d’s fuel, reported Paul Riegler, our contributing editor.  In terms of fuel economy, the 335d used 6.0 l/100 km …

Diesel Economics 200: 40% Take Rate for 2010

Diesel Economics 200: 40% Take Rate for 2010

A new analysis by The Diesel Driver shows a growing preference for diesel-powered cars compared to petrol-powered equivalent models

The Diesel Driver recently obtained detailed sales data from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, the four companies that currently offer diesel-powered passenger vehicles in the U.S. The data cover the first six …

Diesel Economics 102: More Buyers Choosing Diesels

Diesel Economics 102: More Buyers Choosing Diesels

A new analysis by The Diesel Driver shows that diesel sales are not only on the upswing but, in some cases, are exceeding those of the petrol-powered equivalent model
In Diesel Economics 101, we looked at the price points for diesel-powered automobiles in the U.S.  In Diesel Economics 102, we analyze …

BMW and VW Diesels Among Top Green Cars for 2010

BMW and VW Diesels Among Top Green Cars for 2010

Two diesel-powered autos, the BMW 335d and the Volkswagen Golf TDI, were among the Kelley Blue Book (KBB) Top 10 Green Cars for 2010.
The staff at KBB didn’t simply pick the 10 cars with the best fuel economy.  Rather, they also looked at CO2 emissions, safety, features, and driving enjoyment.  …

BMW 335d Three-Month Test Report and Review

BMW 335d Three-Month Test Report and Review

Three months after picking up the Montego Blue BMW 335d at the BMW Welt delivery center in Munich, it continues to provide consistent Freude am Fahren.  Aside from one letter on the decklid badge, there is little in outward appearance that distinguishes the 335d from its petrol-powered counterpart, the 335i.  …

U.S. Government Mandates New Fuel Efficiency Standards

U.S. Government Mandates New Fuel Efficiency Standards

The U.S. government unveiled new fuel-economy rules that will have a dramatic impact on Americans’ automotive purchasing habits.  According to a joint statement released by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation, cars for the 2016 model year will, on average, have to be 34% more efficient than current …

European Diesel Delivery Programs

European Diesel Delivery Programs

Travelers, when visiting interesting destinations, frequently bring home a souvenir or two for friends and family members.  This past December I was finally able to bring home a diesel-powered automobile, namely a BMW 335d,   Until recently, picking up a diesel as part of a European Delivery program simply wasn’t possible …

Inside BMW’s Vehicle Distribution Center

Inside BMW’s Vehicle Distribution Center

The BMW Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC) is the point of entry for all BMWs, Minis, and Rolls-Royces arriving in the United States.  Join The Diesel Driver on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour.
The final chapter of our BMW 335d’s voyage to the States has now been written.  The 335d left Bremerhaven, Germany, …