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530i 41 47.67%
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Old 6th November 2007, 16:20   #31
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Congrats Sahil! Have fun with the new car & do post some pics of the same so we can ogle at it!!
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Congratulations dude..bangalore doesnt have too many on the road I guess..When will I get my hands on one of these! and yeah I wud prefer the 7S
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Old 9th November 2007, 22:04   #33
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a strange thing happened to me that left me wondering. i met this guy here at a party and he drove down in a brand new 525i. he said he regretted his discision of not going in for the diesel due to the time wait. i was shocked and he refused to give out anymore info.
Maybe coz he got smoked by a 525d which is why he is not very happy to give out any info but haven given the 525i, i can definatly tell you that its not a patcchh compared to the diesel...if you compare the 530i to the 525d, that would be pretty neck to neck.

I havent put up a review yet coz i am waiting to take her on the expressway next week so that i can put her thru the stress test!
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Old 11th November 2007, 23:00   #34
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Stress test?! Just treat 'er nice an' easy for the first 2,000 or so Kms and then let 'er rip! I'm gonna have something to smile about myself this coming week!
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Old 12th November 2007, 10:13   #35
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Ya i have been treating her nice no redlining etc gonna wait till atleast a 1000km mark...nearing the end of my first tank now.
KBK75 ...come on now...spill the beans... is it the 3 or the 5 !
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Old 12th November 2007, 16:19   #36
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Haha...yeah I took a very close look at both the 525D and the 325i (I liked the 320D to drive, but didn't like the fact that it was stripped of all high-end features) and ultimately plonked for a 325i. Couple of reasons; firstly the 5 is a big car, and I want to owner drive for the most part, so it would be a problem for me to park and stuff, secondly I thought I'd go the petrol way one more time before I switch to diesel for my next car! Yup, so 325i it is, should be here by the end of the week!

Post some pics of your new baby. BTW what accessories did you opt for?
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Yup, so 325i it is, should be here by the end of the week!
Congrats! The growl at full throttle is addictive.
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Old 12th November 2007, 17:32   #38
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Sorry this thread is getting hijacked, but...

I find that the engine sound is great, but the exhaust is very, very silent on the 325i. The 320i's exhaust has a nice sound to it at idle, but the 325i's exhaust is TOTALLY silent!
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Old 12th November 2007, 18:03   #39
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Sahil wait for more than 1000 km before giveing her a stress test. break her in easy and slowly get her used to her potential. lets have a first tank report my friend and some pictures to go with it. the expressway report you can give us later.

@ KBK congratulations on the 325i. the 325i is very silent with the exhaust notes, got one in the family and i dont like it. they should have had some of the features of the 325i in the 320d considering it is the only diesel in the lineup. suddenly it seems to be raining BMW's.
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Well, from what I'm told there will be a better spec'd 320D some time next year. Thing is I didn't want to wait until then. So what I'm thinking is, once a few months pass, maybe try and get my hands on a nice AC Schnitzer or Hartge exhaust system to make the exhaust a little more lively! You could always opt for the sport muffler if all you're after is a nicer sound without any gain in performance.

As for it raining BMWs, yes they are going to take a fair slice of the pie at least until the new C class arrives and also until MBIL start offering better equipped Es as well.
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kbk i was not only talking about the sound of the exhaust. i was talking about the entire car the 325i. the car is my cousins and as long as she is happy who am i to complain. i prefer the 320d. changeing the exhaust system would help in a great way. i would rather go all the way then just get an endcan and feel happy with the sound, performance is what i like.

i dont think the sales of BMW would be affected to a great extent with MBIL offering the new C class or a better equipped E class. it wholly comes in to the customers choice of brand at the end of the day. i prefer the E class to the BMW 5 series and the 320d to the C class. i am an E class owner and i did my homework before buying the car.
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@Sahil & kb75: Great choice of cars guys. Do put up your ownership reports! This certainly is BMW buying season.
A cousin of mine bought a 525 last year (I think) - she's very happy with it.
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Engines: (For India) Figures in brackets denote the increase we will get now as compared to current specs

BMW 530i: Straight-six petrol engine with second-generation High Precision Direct Injection, 2,996cc, max output 272 hp (+14hp), max torque 320 Nm (+20Nm), acceleration 062mph 6.3secs (-0.2secs), top speed 155 mph (limited electronically), average fuel consumption 36.7 mpg (-14.3 per cent) (automatic transmission 37.7 mpg (-24 per cent)).

BMW 525i: Straight-six petrol engine with second-generation High Precision Direct Injection, 2,996cc, max output 218 hp, max torque 270 Nm (+20Nm), acceleration 062mph 7.1secs (-0.4secs), top speed 154 mph (+2mph), average fuel consumption 38.2 mpg (-17.5 per cent) ) (automatic transmission 37.7 mpg (-25.3 per cent)).

BMW 523i: Straight-six petrol engine with second-generation High Precision Direct Injection, 2,497cc, max output 190 hp (+13hp), max torque 235 Nm (+5Nm), acceleration 062mph 8.2secs (-0.3secs), top speed 147 mph, average fuel consumption 38.7 mpg (-16.6 per cent) ) (automatic transmission 37.7 mpg (-24 per cent)).

BMW 525d: Straight-six diesel with common-rail fuel injection and variable vane turbocharger, 2,993cc, max output 197 hp (+20hp), max torque 400 Nm, acceleration 062mph 7.6secs (-0.5secs), top speed 147 mph (+4mph), average fuel consumption 45.6 mpg (-11.5 per cent) (automatic transmission 43.5 mpg (-21.5 per cent)).

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523i 37 Lakhs
525i 41 Lakhs
530i 45 Lakhs
525d 42.24 Lakhs
Can someone also list similar description and pricing for the 3 series and also the MB C and E class details. Would provide a good basis of comparison in the performance/price front at least.
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Old 17th November 2007, 23:09   #45
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For all that requested the report on the car you can find it here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-bmw-525d.html
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