Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/1/20 1:26 p.m.
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The diesel wagon may be just about as niche as niche markets get here in the United States, thanks to their grass-is-greener appeal in a market devoid of oil-burning cars and wagons in general.

Naturally, Europe cars are so much more different than those sold in the United States, partly because t…

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Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/1/20 2:17 p.m.

I like it.  Before anyone complains about an auto, remember it's a diesel, last couple of diesel cars I drove I'd done three gear changes before getting out of the parking lot thanks to the low torque peak and was wishing for an auto.

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports GRM+ Memberand Reader
12/1/20 2:21 p.m.

Wagon is a plus, diesel is another plus.  I like

Duke
Duke MegaDork
12/1/20 3:13 p.m.

I would buy that thing in a heartbeat - especially compared to the ghastly new M3/M4.

 

dxman92
dxman92 Dork
12/1/20 11:16 p.m.

You had me at wagon.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
12/2/20 8:17 a.m.

That is pretty rad! Of course, even if it was sold here it would be well out of my budget, but that seems to be about a perfect DD and roadtrip car if you needed the extra space.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
12/2/20 4:23 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) said:

I like it.  Before anyone complains about an auto, remember it's a diesel, last couple of diesel cars I drove I'd done three gear changes before getting out of the parking lot thanks to the low torque peak and was wishing for an auto.

The auto is hardly its biggest problem. It is attached to a diesel. 

Vigo (Forum Supporter)
Vigo (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/3/20 8:02 a.m.

The car looks as good as any 2020 BMW can look. I'm just a little sad that the current Alpina interior treatment is nowhere near as 'characteristic' as they were in the 80s or 90s. Still a killer spec!!

buzzboy
buzzboy Dork
12/3/20 9:53 a.m.
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) said:

I like it.  Before anyone complains about an auto, remember it's a diesel, last couple of diesel cars I drove I'd done three gear changes before getting out of the parking lot thanks to the low torque peak and was wishing for an auto.

I don't understand your comment. The torque peak is flat from 1750-2750rpm. I don't usually rev above 2750 in a parking lot in any car.

Cactus
Cactus HalfDork
12/3/20 4:49 p.m.

I'd rather an M550d. Not because the engine is better (it's only a few HP more for all the trouble of a third Turbo) but because a bigger wagon can haul more.

Slippery (Forum Supporter)
Slippery (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/3/20 4:59 p.m.
Cactus said:

I'd rather an M550d. Not because the engine is better (it's only a few HP more for all the trouble of a third Turbo) but because a bigger wagon can haul more.

As the owner of a 3 series diesel wagon ... I would have to agree that for a family with kids the 5 series is the way to go. The 3, even though it has a longer wheel base than the sedan is still tight. 

Petrolburner
Petrolburner Dork
12/3/20 5:16 p.m.

I would love to have that in my garage.  

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