The Diesel Driver Review: 535d

Our readers have commented over the years that BMW should have brought a 5 Series diesel to market when they re-introduced oil burners to the US.

The model that everyone has been clamoring for is the 535d and The Diesel Driver went to Europe to drive just that model.

It comes as no surprise to us that the editor drooled over the 535d ‘s balance of luxury, power and efficiency. We wouldn ‘t expect anything different from a turbo diesel powered BMW.

“On our 528 km (328 mile) drive from Munich to Bratislava to Vienna and back to Munich, the 535d delivered excellent real-world fuel economy, using only 7.1 l/100 km (34 mpg) at an average speed of 111 km/h (68.9 mph). “

For the full review head over to The Diesel Driver.

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  • m8o

    Um … did I read that correctly on the 3rd page of the review?

    Curb weight (lbs) 5202

    8^O

  • Les

    I’m surprised they didn’t get better mpg.

    • Same here. 34mpg is pretty good, but the US 335d gets about the same, and that doesn’t have an updated engine and the 8-speed transmission. Although it also doesn’t weigh anywhere near as much as the F10.

    • Anonymous

      I was surprised as well, considering the avg speed and the 8 speed.

      Could have been the terrain, hills= less mpg.

      • Les

        It must have been the terrain. At least it looked good.

  • Les

    I’m surprised they didn’t get better mpg.