We recently just talked about the fact that diesel engines could become very unpopular in most of western Europe. Certain governments and cities are even looking into the idea of banning certain diesel-powered vehicles of a certain age, as they won’t meet the stricter-growing emissions regulations. Due to the increasing distaste for our beloved compression-ignition engines, many older diesel-powered cars could become quite cheap int he future. So Car Throttle put together a list of six great diesel cars that are already cheap but could become absolute steals in the future. One of those cars is the E90-generation BMW 330d.

Many enthusiasts forget about the humble E90 BMW 330d, especially in America (we only got the 335d), but it’s a superb car and one that is quite cheap in Britain at the moment. According to the video, certain examples could be had for around £6,000. That’s quite cheap for something with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, six-speed manual and leather seats, especially when there’s a roundel on the front.


The BMW 330d made 231 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, making it properly quick, with a 0-60 mph time of about 6.5 seconds. That’s not blistering but more than fast enough to be fun. Plus, with a six-speed manual, it’s genuinely enjoyable to rev out, especially with out smoothly it does so.

It came in three different body styles as well, so there are many to choose from. There’s the E90 330d Sedan, E91 330d Touring (wagon) and the E92 330d Coupe. Each of these cars are excellent choices. Regardless of body style, the BMW 330d makes for a great, affordable sports car that offers fuel economy and practicality as well.