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.