Look at this amazing video showing the BMW 535d. The journalist takes the car all the way to 145mph and he mentions that it goes from 0-60 in 6 seconds. The 535d is powered by the latest BMW diesel engine that is more economical than the gas engine and more powerful than its step-brother, the 3 litre gas engine. The driver measures the sound noise and he concludes that the diesel engine is actually quieter than the gas engine, at only 66 dB.[youtube]rGwhDDoPBOY[/youtube]
The best part of this video is when they put the BMW 535d to test against the 4.5 litre, V8 engine found in the 550 model. And as expected,..the BMW powered by the V8 engine is faster, but not by much. It is still pretty amazing how well the 535d handles itself and how much torque that engine has.
Now, we can only hope that we will be getting this diesel engine here in the US soon. BMW USA has already announced that next year, we’ll be getting two diesel engines , according to the rumors those will be the 335d and an X5.
Watch the video, trust me, it’s one of the most entertaining videos I’ve seen in a while.