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Mercedes-Benz European Delivery – The Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec Diesel Sedan

Mercedes-Benz European Delivery – The Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec Diesel Sedan

Out of the five automakers that offer European Delivery programs in the United States – Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo – only two, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, currently offer diesels via their program.
Mercedes-Benz offers customers residing in the United States the opportunity to purchase a new Mercedes E-Class or S-Class …

BMW Announces the BMW X1 EfficientDynamics Edition

BMW Announces the BMW X1 EfficientDynamics Edition

Diesel fans got a reason to celebrate recently with the unveiling of the newest BMW EfficientDynamics Edition model, the X1 sDrive20d EDE.  The new diesel will be available for European customers in autumn 2011.
The X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition is the third model within the EfficientDynamics Edition model sub-range. BMW currently …

The Road to Sélestat – Driving the BMW 520d Sedan – Review and Test Drive

The Road to Sélestat – Driving the BMW 520d Sedan – Review and Test Drive

Sélestat, also known as the city of Schlettstadt, is a small town located in north-eastern France, in the province of Alsace-Lorraine (Elsaß-Lothringen). The cities of Freiburg (Germany) and Strasbourg (France) are only a drive of 40 km (24.8 miles) away.
Sélestat is home to nearly 20.000 inhabitants and offers its …

Driving the BMW 520d – The Road to Frankfurt – Review

Driving the BMW 520d – The Road to Frankfurt – Review

Frankfurt am Main, Europe’s largest and most important financial center, is situated along the Main River in the south-western part of the German state Hessen (Hesse). Germany’s fifth largest city is home to over 672.000 people and was named one of the 10 most liveable cities in the world by …

2011 BMW 535d Sedan Review and Road Test

2011 BMW 535d Sedan Review and Road Test

When a model is responsible for 50% of your company’s profit – and you are replacing it with a brand new vehicle – you have to get it right.  BMW has been making the 5 Series sedan since 1972 when the line replaced the New Six (the 2500/2800/Bavaria models).
The sixth …

The Road to Bratislava – Driving the BMW 535d Sedan

The Road to Bratislava – Driving the BMW 535d Sedan

Bratislava, known in many regions by its German name, Preßburg, is the capital of Slovakia.  It was the destination for a long distance road trip with the all new BMW 535d sedan. The  drive from Munich to Bratislava would be  more than 500 km (310 miles) , so TDD editor …

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 …

The Road to Munich – Driving the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition Review

The Road to Munich – Driving the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition Review

Would it be possible to drive from Munich to Hamburg and back using only one tank of diesel fuel?  With fuel consumption of  4,1 l/100 km (57 mpg) in the combined EU test cycle and highway fuel consumption of 3.6 l/100 km (65 mpg), the distance to be covered seemed …

Driving the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition – The Road to Hamburg – Review

Driving the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition – The Road to Hamburg – Review

With a population of more than 1.8 million people, the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg) is the second-largest city in Germany. Only Berlin, Germany’s capital, has more inhabitants. Similar to Berlin and Bremen, Hamburg is a German city state with its own government (Hamburger Senat).
Hamburg …

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 …

The 2011 BMW 5 Series – 530d Review

The 2011 BMW 5 Series – 530d Review

BMW has been making the 5er Series sedan since 1972, when the line replaced the BMW Neue Klasse (New Class) which included the 2500, 2800,  and Bavaria.  The 5er was the first BMW to carry the new BMW model designation, used still today, an idea conceived by BMW marketing chief …

Destination: Prague

Destination: Prague

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a city of many names.  The home of 1.3 million people, it is known as Zlaté město, the Golden City, Stověžatá Praha, the City of a Hundred Spires, and Praha matka měst, Prague – Mother of Cities.
It’s one of the most popular …