Originally Posted by sonicbimmer19
excuse my ignorance but what are pros and cons of diesel over regular gasoline?
Way better gas mileage, this 2 liter four cylinder diesel which makes 184 horsepower and 280 lb/ft of torque is already being sold in the European market 320d and is rated for a combined fuel consumption of 62.8MPG. Since a British gallon is 1.2 US gallons, converting it to US MPG would give you 52.3MPG.
Obviously our EPA tests are different and we'll see different numbers but a ~50MPG 3 series with a 0-60 of 8 seconds and a (hopefully) slightly lower MSRP than a 328i will be exactly what a lot of people have been waiting for.
Imagine being able to rival a Prius' gas mileage in a BMW 3 series and you'll see why Europeans think the Prius is such a joke.