The BMW 335d, one of the two bimmer diesels available in the U.S. makes the Automobile Magazine list of All-Stars vehicles in 2010. One of the highest rated diesel sedans, the 335d has been praised many times by automotive journalists around the world due to its combination of a sport luxury sedan and fuel efficiency.
Automobile Magazine is the last in line to praise the 335 diesel by adding it to their 2010 Automobile All-Stars list. Here is an excerpt from their article:
“Can we have a bit of fanfare, please? The BMW 335d is the most important car this year to get lost in the crowd. While the 335i and the M3 always show up in comparison tests, the 335d is an outlier – because, really, what would you compare it with? There’s no other car that combines performance and fuel economy at this level. Sure, there are many cars that do 0 to 60 mph in six seconds, but they don’t get 36 mpg on the highway.
There are cars that match the 335d’s fuel economy, but they don’t top out at 149 mph. From behind the wheel, the 335d feels even faster than its numbers suggest, because the diesel six cranks out more torque than a 6.2-liter Corvette – 425 lb-ft. And despite the diesel’s weight penalty (220 pounds more than a 335i automatic), the car maintains a 51/49 front/rear weight distribution, which means that the 3-series’ sweet rear-wheel-drive handling survives intact.”