The Numerous Benefits of Owning the BMW 3 Series 328d
Top Three Reasons to Buy a Diesel Car
Most cars on the market are able to deliver either high fuel economy ratings or impressive power outputs, but there aren’t many capable of doing both at the same time. Until now. The 2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive is equipped with a diesel engine that not only allows for one of the highest fuel economy ratings of any BMW model, but also provides some extremely impressive power. The fact that the 328d xDrive is capable of delivering both capabilities is just one of the many reasons that make diesel –powered cars such attractive options.
A lot of our customers here at BMW of North Haven are unaware of the benefits that a diesel engine can provide, so we thought it would be helpful to take a closer look at some of the biggest advantages of the engines and look at the top three reasons to buy a diesel car.
1. Superior Fuel Efficiency
As we said, diesel engines are extremely conservative with fuel, and there’s no doubt that efficiency is one of the top reasons that you should consider buying a diesel. Take the 2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive, for example. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder is capable of producing fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway—that’s more than some of the hybrids currently on the market. In addition, reports are showing that diesel-powered vehicles are not only reaching their EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings, but many vehicles are actually exceeding them.
2. Impressive Power Outputs
Another one of the beneficial capabilities provided by a diesel engine is the unmatched power. When the fuel is injected in a diesel engine, the pressure in the cylinders is typically twice the amount found in a regular gasoline engine, so when the fuel ignites, the piston is forced down twice as hard, which causes the crank to turn quicker and deliver an extreme amount of torque. It’s for this reason that diesel engines are torque-heavy, and are used for extreme towing. In the BMW 328d xDrive, the engine produces an output of 180 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, which is quite astounding for a four-cylinder engine.
3. Durability and Versatility
The third reason that you should consider buying a diesel car is that they are able to accomplish the same as a gasoline-powered car, and more. Diesel-equipped cars are typically more expensive, however, when you consider the fact diesel engines are 25 to 30 percent more efficient than petrol engines, the added price is well-worth the money. Over the years, the money that you save at the pumps makes up for the initial cost of the engine. As diesel engines can do everything that petrol engines can do, there is nothing to lose when you purchase a powerful and efficient diesel-equipped vehicle.
If you’re interested in determining whether or not a diesel car is right for you, we suggest that you schedule a test drive here at BMW of North Haven as we currently have the 2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive in stock. Reading about the top three reasons to buy a diesel car is nothing compared to getting behind the wheel and getting the first-hand experience of all that diesel-equipped cars such as the 3 Series 328d xDrive have to offer.