Drove the current BMW coupe with the 3 litre diesel engine on Saturday, wonderful engine, very quiet and refined. Did not feel like a diesel at all, I was very impressed, it did not feel much quicker than the 1.9 CDTi 16v (with tuning box) but I think it was, the smothness masks the performance a little. It does seem a very good car, well made, handles well, good equipment levels and enough room for a smallish car.
I guess most of you know a replacement coupe is out very shortly and the diesel version is due in December, from the pictures I think the new version is not at all good looking and will be more expensive. Buyacar.co.uk are doing the current model for £27,500 while BMW dealers still want around £33,000, so there is a healthy discount to be had, it may get better as the replacement arrives, I can only guess. Anyone here owned the 3 litre diesel BMW coupe in the past, if so what did you think, worth buying now, over rated? Is the Harmon Kardon hi-fi upgrade worth the cash?
The BMW 3 litre puts out 205 BHP in standard tune but many maps offer 250 BHP or more, I think with that kind of power the performance would be superb and retain the refinement. I still think the 1.9 GM diesel is a great engine I would just like a little more refinement, better handling and something a little more stylish if possible, value for money the Vectra is great but sometimes I just feel it is more of head choice than a heart choice.