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nick_318is 03-25-2008 04:18 PM

BMW Vs Prius
 
http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol...cle3552994.ece

They compare a 520d to a Prius, in similar conditions and surprisingly the BMW wins! Yes thats a big bmw vs the prius.

Numark318i 03-25-2008 05:13 PM

haha nice.

i wouldnt mind a 2.0litre 3 or 5 series. Seems like thats were we are headed anyways.

My neighbor has a prius, hes always bragging about his great gas mileage. I should show him this.

witeshark 03-25-2008 05:28 PM

Yup, hybrids are very over rated. Battery pack needs to replaced about every 3 years.

craig 03-25-2008 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by witeshark (Post 165847)
Yup, hybrids are very over rated. Battery pack needs to replaced about every 3 years.

from what i have read, toyota has worked that out and raised it to 15 years.


still a waste of money IMO.

Numark318i 03-25-2008 06:16 PM

whats funny is that we are looking for a Diesel golf to commute with.

Hard to find one though..to many crazy hippi liberal Californians..they want em all.

craig 03-25-2008 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Numark318i (Post 165854)
whats funny is that we are looking for a Diesel golf to commute with.

Hard to find one though..to many crazy hippi liberal Californians..they want em all.


damn those crazy hippi liberal Californians! and honestly, i dont understand why people dont pick up on diesel more. i mean seriously... the gov is making cars get better MPG, and companies are sticking with gas cars. they make the engines smaller and less powerfull. where if they would pick up on diesel engines, we could have better MPG, longer lasting cars, and MORE FREAKIN POWER!

witeshark 03-25-2008 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by craig (Post 165863)
damn those crazy hippi liberal Californians! and honestly, i dont understand why people dont pick up on diesel more. i mean seriously... the gov is making cars get better MPG, and companies are sticking with gas cars. they make the engines smaller and less powerfull. where if they would pick up on diesel engines, we could have better MPG, longer lasting cars, and MORE FREAKIN POWER!

The main reason is that diesels are still kinda high emissions.

craig 03-25-2008 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by witeshark (Post 165864)
The main reason is that diesels are still kinda high emissions.

yes, but gas engines are too. but diesels get more MPG, so wouldnt that still make it better?

witeshark 03-25-2008 09:17 PM

It's the type of emissions. Diesels put out a lot of NO gas. Some builders are trying an ammonia NO gas trap cleaner thing. Seems like a lot of trouble to me.

xsperf 03-25-2008 10:38 PM

actually witeshark, one of the main reasons is because gas stations arent as readily available for diesel as they are for gasoline, thats one of the reasons i would probably not consider one

witeshark 03-25-2008 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by xsperf (Post 165874)
actually witeshark, one of the main reasons is because gas stations arent as readily available for diesel as they are for gasoline, thats one of the reasons i would probably not consider one

True, but one of the main reasons for that is the emissions issue. If you see what I mean.

denyo77 03-26-2008 04:05 AM

Diesel ftw... we got an XC90 D5 and the boost is awesome :D
although I think the petrol engines sound a lot better...

Kenneth14 03-04-2011 05:08 AM

Whatever it is guys i go with the only BMW s they are amazing and i am a BMW lover so i cannot compare anything with this one the big mans car huge i go crazy with it .

anflecher 12-02-2011 11:09 AM

It is an interesting comparison. The BMW is designed to go very quick. The Prius doesn't go that fast. The latest BMW Car has the Efficient Dynamics philosophy to its natural conclusion. Run them both around the city for a day or two and it would be a different result.

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