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Old Nov 6th 2017, 3:22 pm   #31
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Stock 435d will come very close to M4 performance, but at half the cost and twice the fuel efficiency. Can be engine mapped to beat a stock M4 if that's important to you.
Cunning plan JB... If only she could buy the fuel for it in the UAE.
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Old Nov 6th 2017, 3:41 pm   #32
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With 4WD thrown in as well. And doesn't look brash. EcoPro mode thru' Sport+ mode.
Plus the insane torque figure makes the 435d a fantastic drive around town, and virtually unbeatable off the lights.
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Cunning plan JB... If only she could buy the fuel for it in the UAE.
Fair coment, but you could queue up with the Hilux pick-ups, trucks and the like? Diesel is readily available in Qatar, and I'd guess the same in the UAE. Mind you, ordering a diesel BMW in UAE would raise a few eyebrows, more so that an electric one
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Plus the insane torque figure makes the 435d a fantastic drive around town, and virtually unbeatable off the lights.
The only downside so far is that the seat won't go far back enough / the steering wheel far forward enough to have my arms as straight as I like them. And I'm not gangly. Although 'er indoors struggles with the 3/4 vision.
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With 4WD thrown in as well. And doesn't look brash. EcoPro mode thru' Sport+ mode.
Sport+ is terrifying. Had a 330d M Sport hire car in the UK and scared the farts out myself.
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Stock 435d will come very close to M4 performance, but at half the cost and twice the fuel efficiency. Can be engine mapped to beat a stock M4 if that's important to you.
i'm probably out of touch with diesel cars, but don't they tend to make a horrible loud noise?
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i'm probably out of touch with diesel cars, but don't they tend to make a horrible loud noise?
Not any more. A menacing rumble at start (not a clatter, it sounds really purposeful) developing into a roar as you wind it up. Put it in Eco-Pro mode and it just purrs.
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Problem is, it's the option that's the easiest to be scared of.

More planning and thinking required.
I'm sure you must have contacts within the industry that are running one man shops maybe concentrating on one particular sector like office workers or IT, that you could suggest a cost sharing arrangement for you to operate construction recruitment.
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Not any more. A menacing rumble at start (not a clatter, it sounds really purposeful) developing into a roar as you wind it up. Put it in Eco-Pro mode and it just purrs.
they haven't cracked the lumpy power delivery fully though
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they haven't cracked the lumpy power delivery fully though
No diesel has cracked that in my experience, it seems to be a function of too much torque low in the revs. You'd need to get curve more like a petrol to get rid of that feeling, which sort of defeats the characteristics of a diesel engine.
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No diesel has cracked that in my experience, it seems to be a function of too much torque low in the revs. You'd need to get curve more like a petrol to get rid of that feeling, which sort of defeats the characteristics of a diesel engine.
That's always my feeling. A massive shunt of power and wheel spinning as you leave a junction into traffic, followed by... nothing. Quick gear change and then whiplash as you join the flow of traffic in a fit of panic.

I drove a 7 speed auto that was better as it smoothed the lumps a bit but not quite the same.
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I'm sure you must have contacts within the industry that are running one man shops maybe concentrating on one particular sector like office workers or IT, that you could suggest a cost sharing arrangement for you to operate construction recruitment.
Very true, several recently established firms I could try and join. Another option to consider.
Then after all this thinking, I got a call about a potentially dream job last night. I'm probably not quite good enough for it but I can definitely go punchy and blag a bit...would like a chance to interview.
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That's always my feeling. A massive shunt of power and wheel spinning as you leave a junction into traffic, followed by... nothing. Quick gear change and then whiplash as you join the flow of traffic in a fit of panic.

I drove a 7 speed auto that was better as it smoothed the lumps a bit but not quite the same.
Even the manuals tend to be 6 speed also to try even things out.
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