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2014 BMW 535d xDrive

I absolutely love to travel, but man, do I hate flying. Not the act of flying itself, but air travel in general – slogging through the airport, dealing with security, fighting with delays, only to finally be crammed like cattle into a too-small airplane seat where you're offered $8 sandwiches that are half-frozen. (Okay, it's not always that bad, but still.) So when I was tasked with attending the launch for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI in Carmel, CA, I had a choice to make. I could fly into San Francisco and find my own way down to Carmel, or I could grab a turbo-prop out of SFO and... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo-Diesel 3.0L I6
Power:
255 HP / 413 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$58,900
As-Tested Price:
$68,725
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