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    • MotorTrend believes the N57 diesel is BMW's best 6 cylinder

      MotorTrend seems to have a thing for for BMW diesels namely the 535d they recently drove. And why not? Great car, good power, nice mileage, the all around package. Calling it BMW's best 6 though? We do not agree. They are basing this on the N55 6 cylinder not being smooth to drive vs. the diesel which maybe the problem is them. It isn't BMW's best 6, it isn't better than the N54 or N55, but it certainly is a nice motor worthy of respect.












      This article was originally published in forum thread: MotorTrend believes the N57 diesel is BMW's best 6 cylinder started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        well i tried this engine on a different car , it was a X6 4.0d .it was quite good actually , never tried N55 but N57 feels better than the N54 in 7-series.
      1. Ronin's Avatar
        Ronin -
        Best currently manufactured 6, perhaps?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ronin Click here to enlarge
        Best currently manufactured 6, perhaps?
        well it's not that good , if they could do something to make it a happy engine, then yes it's the best.(i know i'm asking too much)
        but still diesel engines are located in the beginning of their way , long way to go .
      1. CookieCrisp's Avatar
        CookieCrisp -
        S54B32 - Best BMW 6 of all time.
        Hands down
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CookieCrisp Click here to enlarge
        S54B32 - Best BMW 6 of all time.
        Hands down
        obviously
      1. CookieCrisp's Avatar
        CookieCrisp -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        obviously
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      1. Ronin's Avatar
        Ronin -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        well it's not that good , if they could do something to make it a happy engine, then yes it's the best.(i know i'm asking too much)
        but still diesel engines are located in the beginning of their way , long way to go .
        That's not true at all. BMW has been building diesel engines in Europe for some time now. If you're talking from a US perspective, then you're right.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ronin Click here to enlarge
        Best currently manufactured 6, perhaps?
        That is what they mean although I disagree.
      1. Ronin's Avatar
        Ronin -
        FWIW, that's one awesome looking car, top to bottom, and I'd pick one up in a heartbeat...seriously.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ronin Click here to enlarge
        FWIW, that's one awesome looking car, top to bottom, and I'd pick one up in a heartbeat...seriously.
        I don't think we are getting it... which is a shame.
      1. Ronin's Avatar
        Ronin -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't think we are getting it... which is a shame.
        Send me the E92, then...I wouldn't cry over that, either. Click here to enlarge Or F32, I suppose.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ronin Click here to enlarge
        Send me the E92, then...I wouldn't cry over that, either. Click here to enlarge Or F32, I suppose.
        It's just lame though, the diesel lineup in the US is a shadow of what it should or could be.
      1. Ronin's Avatar
        Ronin -
        At least they doubled it up. Now that the US population has gotten its head out of its ass, maybe we'll see a lot more instead of just a little more.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        OT , went for a quick spin today. it was a 123d , and man that engine is so lovely. never tried something like that!
        i think that engine is available in U.S?isn't it?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        OT , went for a quick spin today. it was a 123d , and man that engine is so lovely. never tried something like that!
        i think that engine is available in U.S?isn't it?
        123d? No.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        this video fooled me
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ Hatch isn't available in USA.