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The 2011 BMW 335d (BMW).
Each week, the AOL Autos Editors are highlighting a vehicle that we think is an exceptionally good deal based on its credentials and its current selling price compared with its MSRP and historical selling price. Make sure to check back every week for THE hot deal!

Here's a tip: Diesel cars are awesome. They're clean, offer excellent performance numbers and, most importantly, get great fuel economy. In fact, diesels outsold hybrids in 2011. So why in the world is the BMW 335d, a car that possesses top-of-the-line ratings in three categories -- performance, interior and fuel economy -- selling at such a heavy discount?

Jesse Toprak, VP of Market Intelligence at TrueCar.com, explains: "BMW is offering $3,500 Eco Credit incentive for this model to encourage the sales of their diesel versions. Despite making up half the sales in Europe, diesel engines still lack real popularity in the US market."

The fact is that, in spite of their superb specs, many car buyers continue to be wary of diesel cars. Years of association with smog, noise and foul odors will do that. Plus, diesel costs more than regular and premium gas much of the year. But we here at AOL Autos and our readers, by extension, know better. They're cleaner, quieter, far less smelly than they used to be and drivers don't have to sacrifice driving performance like they do with hybrids.

Let's take a quick look at what you're getting in a BMW 335d for a 14.1% ($6,228) average discount right now: A 3.0-liter, twin turbo, inline six-cylinder advanced diesel engine that puts out 265 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy of 23 mpg City and 36 mpg Highway. A world class interior featuring some of the latest in automotive tech and infotainment. Standard safety features including six airbags, four wheel anti-lock disc brakes with adaptive brake-lights, bi-xenon headlights, electronic traction and stability control and run-flat tires. And, of course, that coveted BMW badge.

The BMW 3-Series continues to be one of the best luxury sedans on the market, combining sporty performance, a refined interior and, with the 335d, excellent fuel economy. Diesels also have among the very best resale values in the industry. We think this is one of the best choices in the segment and with an all-new 3-Series going on sale soon, a 2011 335d will go for a very good price. Get to your local BMW dealership and bargain hard or take along an AOL Autos Best Price Guarantee Certificate. You can walk away with a great deal.

Guaranteed Best Price: The 2011 BMW 335d is currently selling at 14.1% below MSRP or $37,922 on average. To get your Guaranteed Best Price certificate from one of our thousands of participating dealers across the country, click on the button below.




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      idgascreamer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Imported piece of crap !
      houseiowapark
      • 3 Years Ago
      grandma car
      Iselin007
      • 3 Years Ago
      Millions are missing in the workforce column down at the BLS.
      merlin1649
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wouldn't be caught dead in a bmw.
      terp
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those great mpg #s don't mean that much when you have to pay so much higher per gallon than regular gasoline. Until this tax problem is fixed, I don't see diesels succeeding in the US.
      hizzonnr
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is not anything made by the Bowel Movement Works that is a good deal, unless you like to spend a lot of time with your mechanic.
        jw4kfh
        • 3 Years Ago
        @hizzonnr
        Motor Trends 10 best 10 years in a row, Car and Drivers 10 best the last 12 years (the 3 series)... Is 4 years and/or 50,000 miles of all parts ,excluding tires, and services included too little? You never want to do maintenance buy Japanese. Really classy acronym however...
      Puppino
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love to have one but there is so much out there that is just as good for half the price!! I think the american cars are starting to come around ,though I do have issues with the god complex service depts a 600,00 700,00 for some services to check flluids and change fricken oil that are just over priced my advice is to find a knowledgeable service atation dude who is up to speed. f
      grtsch6134
      • 3 Years Ago
      correction, sparky....the german car with no room on the inside and overpriced.........sending even more us dollars to aid germany's economy.
      Iselin007
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry with the jobs situation you might just have to give them away.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, a chance to buy a car that will fall apart faster than a cardboard suitcase about 45 seconds after the warranty expires and pay $5.00 a gallon for diesel after the Iran crisis/summer driving season spike hits! Who could pass that up.
      grandprixdrivers
      • 3 Years Ago
      not worth the price and is over rated.
      Let's go Riding
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah, sure, let's support another foreign company. BUY AMERICAN folks.
        Martin Giesselmann
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Let's go Riding
        and what company is american ? do you know how many foreighn parts ( mostly japanese ) , are in a let's say GM ? build in Mexico ? wake up we are globalized . The most sold Ford sedan , the Fusion is a Mazda 6 !!! , the good Pontiac Vibe is a Toyota Matrix ., and Chrysler uses since over 10 years Mitsubishi engine and transmissions
          houseiowapark
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Martin Giesselmann
          Why do the Japanese and Chinese love the American Buick and Cadillac? I just won't drive something such as a Mitsubishi. the planes that bombed Pear Harbor had engines named that. I remember the day when anyone who drove a foreign car was a joke. I have always loved cars and it has to be an american brand. I live in USA, not Japan or china. plus the styling in most foreign brands just don't do much for me. Buy CTS. Thats not a car, it is a Caddy. A machine.
          grtsch6134
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Martin Giesselmann
          general motors and ford are purely american, and chrysler is only partly american, currently owned in part by fiat.........by definition, what makes a company american is where it is headquartered. the tired argument about part sourcing is just that....tired. it would be nearly impossible to make a chevy, say, out of 100% USA manufactured parts......a result of globalization--which, by the way, has hurt america---the jobs left---which helped other countries.......... if none of this makes sense, then ask yourself this: IS IT BETTER FOR AMERICA THAT GM THRIVES AND PREVAILS, OR THAT TOYOTA THRIVES AND PREVAILS?
        grtsch6134
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Let's go Riding
        right on!
        Charlie
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Let's go Riding
        There are no American cars but a lot assembled here.
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