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Putting BMW's Diesels To The Test...


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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:45 PM

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QUOTE (TheGunner @ Nov 16 2009, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:02 PM

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I was very excited when BMW announced their new diesel cars. I test drove the 320d a coupe weeks back but came away somewhat disappointed. I was frankly expecting a lot more torque than what I actually felt. The diesel shove just isn't there as suggested on paper by the torque numbers. I figured maybe it was my imagination, but my thoughts were verified after reading Autoworld's test drive. And I too thought the ride was a tad too crashy. We need another competitor on the market to consolidate on BMW's diesel push. VW/Audi, would you kindly step up to the plate?

QUOTE (TheGunner @ Nov 15 2009, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Earlier this week, BMW took a group of motoring writers on a 1,000km-long test drive of their new diesel variants. We were asked to attempt a journey from KT to PD then swing back up to Penang in one tank of diesel.

Over the two days, each of the two journos got to drove the 320d and 520d. The X3-20d was not brought along, as it seems that they've all been sold out. The 730Ld did come along, but the only unit was driven by the MD.

Anyways, here's the story: Stretching It....

Yani Fadzil of CBT also joined the drive. Her story appeared on CBT today: Green power, the BMW way - by Yani Fadzil

I would also like to call upon you guys to share with us your perceptions and experiences of diesel engines as well. BMW is really going gung-ho in promoting these cars, and I'll say they're quite a drive!



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Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:20 AM

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:26 AM

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Recently, BMW Malaysia took a group of bloggers on an excursion to Belum Rainforest Resort in Perak.

I wasn't there, but according to one of the bloggers, the route taken was "KLCC (Mandarin Oriental) - Mutiara Damansara - Tanjung Malim - Tapah - Ipoh - Gerik - Pulau Banding (Belum Resort)".

Here are what a few of them have to say
- 3iLinG: Dynamic Teasers?
- i'm saimatkong >> BMW 3 Series & 5 Series Diesel Car Test Drive @ Belum Resort
- Robby Angel of Insurrection: Short Post - BMW Drive
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 03:51 PM

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QUOTE (TheGunner @ Dec 8 2009, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Recently, BMW Malaysia took a group of bloggers on an excursion to Belum Rainforest Resort in Perak.

I wasn't there, but according to one of the bloggers, the route taken was "KLCC (Mandarin Oriental) - Mutiara Damansara - Tanjung Malim - Tapah - Ipoh - Gerik - Pulau Banding (Belum Resort)".

Here are what a few of them have to say
- 3iLinG: Dynamic Teasers?
- i'm saimatkong >> BMW 3 Series & 5 Series Diesel Car Test Drive @ Belum Resort
- Robby Angel of Insurrection: Short Post - BMW Drive


Here's another blogger's words: how a bimmer saved my lifeā€¦ twice
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 03:27 AM

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Nice !! Bet they whacked the cars kaw-kaw until nearly accident.
Lucky bloggers to have the opportunity to drive a beemer
and attempted to own one as well via 4D !!!
Waiting for the new 520d to be out mid 2010
0-100 =8.1sec and 5.0l/100km
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 09:32 AM

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QUOTE (sure88 @ Dec 9 2009, 03:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice !! Bet they whacked the cars kaw-kaw until nearly accident.
Lucky bloggers to have the opportunity to drive a beemer


BMW are really going all out in their push for diesel technology here. I certainly don't recall another manufacturer having organized a test drive session outstation and back just for bloggers. I'm quite curious as to how these bloggers were selected though.

QUOTE (sure88 @ Dec 9 2009, 03:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and attempted to own one as well via 4D !!!


For each test car I bring home, I have to SMS the number to my cousin so that my uncle can buy 4D numbers. The funniest part is that having SMSed her the number of every test car, the one number she forgot to pass on (for the Honda Civic 2.0, WSJ 6837) was the only one which have kena so far. smile_big.gif

QUOTE (sure88 @ Dec 9 2009, 03:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Waiting for the new 520d to be out mid 2010
0-100 =8.1sec and 5.0l/100km


The latest plans I heard from the BMW camp is that the F10 will be launched first with an all-petrol range. I believe the 520d will come as well, but at a later date.
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 07:56 PM

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Another blogger shares his views: Tickling The Throttle (and other lessons learnt at the BMW Drive)
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 08:03 PM

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QUOTE (TheGunner @ Dec 8 2009, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Recently, BMW Malaysia took a group of bloggers on an excursion to Belum Rainforest Resort in Perak.

I wasn't there, but according to one of the bloggers, the route taken was "KLCC (Mandarin Oriental) - Mutiara Damansara - Tanjung Malim - Tapah - Ipoh - Gerik - Pulau Banding (Belum Resort)".

Here are what a few of them have to say
- 3iLinG: Dynamic Teasers?
- i'm saimatkong >> BMW 3 Series & 5 Series Diesel Car Test Drive @ Belum Resort
- Robby Angel of Insurrection: Short Post - BMW Drive


The "saimatkong" dude followed up with another post here: BMW Eco-Blogger Dynamic Efficient Diesel Drive 2009
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 08:08 PM

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And another... Breakfast @ Mandarin Oriental and a police escort
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