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      04-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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BMW drops the ball in the US again...

First let me start by saying I'm one of the biggest BMW fanatics around.

I'm also a Diesel fanatic.

I've been complaining about lack of diesel X3 in the US for at least a year now, and now that BMW announced the X1 with no Diesel option I'd just like to voice my disgust, yet again, with lack of a diesel option.

I have a 170 mile round trip daily work commute so yeah, it matters to me.

Bought a 2012 TDI golf (44.1 mpg) for the commute but would have much rather been doing the commute in a X1 or X3 diesel.

I'm sure lots of excuses will fly around, economics, marketing, EPA restrictions, Embargo's, taxes, cost, etc, whatever... bottom line remains the same- gas is almost $4.50 here (yes, still cheaper than across the pond) and getting 600 miles out of tank of diesel F-ing rocks.
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      04-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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+1... Exactly how I feel. BMW already builds the car I want... Just bring it the USA or Canada! I will buy it up north!
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      04-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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Hi mate you must be ready for a lie / nap before you start work and knackered by the time you get homefrom work,ya it make's you wonder were the logic is with BMW as here in the UK there is any amount of diesel's all model's mind you the fuel consumption is only 35.7 mpg taking it easy overall on my new x1 diesel.
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      04-07-2012, 03:03 AM   #4
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pmach, the MPG gets better as you get miles on the car, I was worried at first but now with 3K on the clock shes a lot better
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don't worry, Audi will have a Q5 Hybrid and TDI coming soon
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Check the price of diesel in the U.S. - you'd be happy to just drive the gas version.
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      04-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #7
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Check the price of diesel in the U.S. - you'd be happy to just drive the gas version.
Why?

Diesel costs about the same as premium gasoline. Easy to see why some people would rather get the diesel for the better mileage.
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      04-10-2012, 10:11 AM   #8
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Why?

Diesel costs about the same as premium gasoline. Easy to see why some people would rather get the diesel for the better mileage.
http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_gnd_dcus_nus_w.htm

Here's info on prices of diesel versus gas
03/05/12 03/12/12 03/19/12 03/26/12 04/02/12 04/09/12
Gasoline - All Grades
3.849 3.884 3.923 3.973 3.996 3.997
All Grades - Conventional Areas
3.771 3.800 3.841 3.897 3.928 3.934
All Grades - Reformulated Areas
4.009 4.056 4.089 4.129 4.135 4.126
Regular
3.793 3.829 3.867 3.918 3.941 3.939
Conventional Areas
3.717 3.747 3.787 3.843 3.874 3.877
Reformulated Areas
3.954 4.002 4.034 4.076 4.080 4.069
Midgrade
3.920 3.954 3.993 4.042 4.063 4.067
Conventional Areas
3.824 3.852 3.895 3.952 3.981 3.993
Reformulated Areas
4.104 4.150 4.182 4.216 4.222 4.211
Premium
4.043 4.077 4.117 4.168 4.193 4.201
Conventional Areas
3.977 4.003 4.045 4.104 4.136 4.148
Reformulated Areas
4.167 4.214 4.249 4.287 4.299 4.299
Diesel (On-Highway) - All Types
4.094 4.123 4.142 4.147 4.142 4.148
Ultra Low Sulfur (15 ppm and Under)
4.094 4.123 4.142 4.147 4.142 4.148
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      04-11-2012, 10:41 AM   #9
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+1: hugely let down BMW hasn't shipped the 23d here yet. They like to talk diesel (at least the past couple of years) and yet its a no show after a 2+ year delay? No manual offered in a small sporty car? Service only wants to see us every 18 months now? Don't like where this is going, GLK diesel will be getting strong consideration- from me anyway.
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