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Re: 03 Lag2 Initiale Tourer or 08 BMW 520d Msport Tourer

Originally Posted by Lagdti View Post
The 530d has a single turbo ,the 535d has twin sequential turbos (one small one that gets things going,then another bigger one to make things more exciting),but having had a quick go in a 535d I would say that the 530d is plenty enough in most circumstances.

A friend of mine has a 330d thats remapped to give near 300bhp,and although I haven't been in it yet I'm told that it is pretty impressive,although the way he drives it the local hedges around here will be getting a new decoration parked on top of them somewhere in the near future!.
Nice to know, I have noticed that the labels on Beemers don't make sense anymore, the 525 is often just a souped up 2l lump and on through the range.

I am almost completely sold on the 3l now, but would rather have a manual box for my money. I have seen claims that the Manual will give you 7mpg more than the auto.
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57 BMW 520d (177 bhp) SE Tourer and a 51 1.2 16v Clio Dynamique
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