From a fuel economy perspective, is it worth buying the 335d or X5 Diesel?

Car Tips | September 26th, 2008 by 11

This is a question that I am sure most of you thought about it or even attempted to do the math on it. It is …

thumb bmw diesel 1 2 From a fuel economy perspective, is it worth buying the 335d or X5 Diesel?

This is a question that I am sure most of you thought about it or even attempted to do the math on it. It is widely known that the diesel gallon price in the U.S is higher than the petrol, a complete different situation can be found in Europe, where the diesel prices tend to be lower. So, will it make sense from a fuel savings perspective to buy the 335d, or the X5d instead of the petrol versions?

Well, here are some stats and an analysis made by one of our dear readers(Thank you again):

BMW 335d
265hp
0-60 mph in 6.0 sec
MPG: 23 city/33 hwy

BMW X5 xDrive35d
265hp
0-60 mph in 7.0 sec
MPG: 19 city/26 hwy

Using average mpg figures, an average petrol price of $4.52/gallon and an average diesel price of $4.81/gallon, it only takes an extra $6.38 to fill your diesel X5, yet that fuel will yield 99 more miles per tank!!!

You spend an extra 6.4% per fuel fill-up, yet you benefit 25% better fuel economy.

Is this something you would be interested in?

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