Reviews the 2009 BMW 335d

09BMW335d The 2009 BMW 335d is a sporty sedan with a diesel engine that averages 23/36 mpg city/highway. Not too bad — until you figure out the price premium you’ll pay for its clean-diesel technology and the more expensive fuel. Still, reviewer Mike Hanley found plenty to like about the 335d. The only question is if the performance perks of this luxury sedan outweigh the downsides of pricing and fuel. Does the 335d have a shot in the luxury marketplace? Read his full review to find out.

2009 BMW 335d Review

By Stephen Markley | January 28, 2009 | Comments (4)
Tags: BMW, Car Reviews



BMW can keep this stinkmobile with its "piss poor" emission system. What a hassle. It does deliver good torque - 300 lb. ft. at 1,500 rpm. Meanwhile, the electric motor in the Toyota Prius delivers 295 lb ft. at 0 rpm. Bottom line: this car is a hassle to own and isn't worth the extra expense.

Let me guess, you're the type who thinks the modern diesel incorporates parts from a 1980s-era school bus?


Diesel technology should be left to the professionals and truckers who need it to move this country's goods and do the heavy work that keeps our country moving. The last thing we need is higher diesel fuel prices for our truckers brought on by sales of diesel cars. The only diesel cars I would support would have to run on locally produced biodiesel fuel. Otherwise, there are plenty of clean burning, durable hybrid car options available.


If I lived in eastern Montana, I'd love this car.
The big turbo gives a good kick in the pants from 3000-4500rpm.

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