3-series gets a diesel: 2009 BMW 335d review

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2009 BMW 335d, BMW's first diesel car in the U.S.

With the 335d, BMW adds the sportiest car to its limited diesel line-up in the U.S. Using twin-turbos strapped to a 3-liter inline six-cylinder engine, the 335d puts a lot of power to the wheels of its conventional 3-series chassis, most of it in the form of outrageous torque. The cabin electronics are highlighted by the new iDrive interface, which offers updated navigation and new features such as onboard music storage.

Read our review of the 2009 BMW 335d.

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