Video:Car Profile: BMW 335Dwith Nick Jaynes
Want to learn about the BMW 335D before you head to the dealership? Here, see a helpful overview of this BMW diesel model.See Transcript
Transcript:Car Profile: BMW 335D
Hi I’m Nick Jaynes for About.com and this is the BMW 335 Diesel. I’ll be using information found on about.com’s cars guide site.
Information About the BMW 335D
BMW is no stranger to diesel cars like the 335d; they've sold countless diesels back home in Europe. But bringing a diesel-powered 3-series to the United States poses a unique challenge: Not only do Americans have a low opinion of diesels; they have high expectations from any vehicle wearing a BMW badge. But I believe BMW's carefully honed image can survive on a diet of diesel fuel.
Facts About the BMW 335D
- This is a Diesel-powered version of BMW's legendary 3-series
- Uses refillable AdBlue, which is a urea-based solution, for emissions control; the driver must refill it every 10,000 miles or so and is required to operate the vehicle
- MSRP: $44,725 - $60,070 which is significantly higher than its gasoline powered brothers
- EPA fuel economy estimates: 23 MPG city, 36 MPG highwayBest rivals: any comparable Mercedes blu-tech models, which also run a urea emissions control system.
Pros of the BMW 335D
Here are some Pros to the 335 diesel
- Powerful, classy, and frugal -- a rare combination•Great fun to drive•Practical and family friendly
- 4 years/50,000 miles free maintenanceAnd some drawback to the 335D
- It has a rather high MSRP
- Not available with a manual transmission in the US
Hopefully vehicles like this will help Americans forget the claptrap American diesel products of the past and re-shape the American opinion of diesel. Diesel doesn’t have to be relegated to heavy-duty pickups. Sporty, luxury cars can take advantage of diesel’s miserly fuel consumption. Thanks for watching. If you’d like to learn more, please find us on the web at About.com