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Besides, diesel costs more than regular gas, so where is the savings.
Let us see. 335i does 27 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. For the 335d, the figures are 23/36. That is a 35% improvement for the d over the i for city driving, and a 38% improvement at highway speeds. For the sake of simplicity, let's just say that the 335d is 35% more efficient.
The national average for premium gas (what must be used with the 335i to achieve the published fuel consumption figures) is $2.90/gal. The national average for diesel fuel is $2.68/gal. Even if one were to pump regular unleaded, the fuel efficiency of the diesel would still result in savings, since the national average price for regular is only 1.1% lower than that of diesel, at $2.65/gal.
So I don't know where you're looking, but that is where I see the savings
True but we're not only discussing the savings aspect of the vehicle but the vehicle as a whole.
For instance, I'm more interested in the performance aspect. Being that its a diesel engine it produces less HP but much more TQ. How would these cars compare in that sense when bolt-ons are introduced?
I know what gas engines are capable of but I'm not sure if diesel would be as powerful or easy to mod as a conventional gas engine.
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