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      04-07-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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Diesel or Petrol..thats the question....

..apart from consumption, emissions and Torque, why buy a diesel?
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      04-07-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
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..apart from consumption, emissions and Torque, why buy a diesel?
Those are three good reasons. What more do you need?
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Those are three good reasons. What more do you need?
Maintenance ie engine parts , oil frequency changes any other mechanical engine stuff visa-vis petrol.
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The better question to ask is why NOT buy a diesel?

only two I can think of is $$$ (diesels cost more than comparable petrol versions) or if you don't have Diesel stations around you.

If the new 35D is offered in the US and for $3K or less premium to the 35i, there is no reason not to buy the Diesel, especially if we get a ~$1500 tax credit! speaking for US buyers of course.
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In the UK company car tax pushes nearly all drivers to diesel due to lower Co2emissions and better mpg
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What would happen if I put 500ppm diesel to UK spec 5ppm Euro 5 spec diesel engine?
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Did you perhaps mean "50ppm Euro 5 Spec"? - 50ppm Diesel normally means longer service intervals due to less sulphur oil contamination and is also more Diesel Particulate Filter friendly. If you are going to use in Nairobi - ask the dealer and/or check whether similar vehicles are driving around. Buy diesel from reputable service station with high sales turnover to prevent filling with older fuel which may be water contaminated - or heaven forbid - paraffin diluted...Regards.
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Did you perhaps mean "50ppm Euro 5 Spec"? - 50ppm Diesel normally means longer service intervals due to less sulphur oil contamination and is also more Diesel Particulate Filter friendly. If you are going to use in Nairobi - ask the dealer and/or check whether similar vehicles are driving around. Buy diesel from reputable service station with high sales turnover to prevent filling with older fuel which may be water contaminated - or heaven forbid - paraffin diluted...Regards.
Jan, my dealers says BMW makes a detuned Euro spec 3 BMW for our country(which i don't buy) so 500ppm should not be a problem. There quite a number of X5, X6 in diesel running on the lower grade diesel. I know is South Africa when i was shopping and test drove for best deal due to my dealer being ridiculously expensive(Euro currency quote) they were categorical you cannot run the X3 on 500ppm diesel. Dunno who is fooling who?
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