Published on March 17th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW 320 Diesel Sport Is The One To Buy
This 11-year old diesel will keep running smoothly with the best lubricant.
Launched in Malaysia in October 2009, this four-cylinder diesel burner is not obsolete by any stretch of the imagination and fans may even regard its familiarity as a plus point in sizing up the compact 3 Series potential.
At the time, BMW Malaysia also launched the slightly larger and stylish Chris Bangle designed 520 Diesel Sports Edition, the X3 xDrive20d Executive Edition and also the luxurious 730Ld. It was long before hybrid cars made an entry into the market and before ‘dieselgate’ made headlines. At its launch, BMW Malaysia was only offering a three-year, or 60,000km warranty for all models and the Malaysian car buyer accepted this.
Yes, there was a time when diesel powered European luxury cars were high in demand for their long range cruising with low fuel costs and great mid-range power delivery from the torque filled engines.
Today, the range of diesel engines on offer only come from pickup truck manufacturers and the German and European luxury car brands have dismantled their diesel offerings because of diesel issues in the European Union.
Meanwhile, in Malaysia the demand for these used BMW diesels are strong and most owners will swear to their reliability and impressive power delivery as long as they are fed with good quality diesel fuel and well maintained.
With high quality diesel fuel easily available around Malaysia at all BHPetrol stations that sell Infiniti Euro5 diesel, which has a double dosage of additives that have been added into the mix, owning a diesel powered BMW today remains easy and trouble-free.
Independent studies on both older diesel engines as well as modern diesel engines both show that this increased additive content can effectively clear existing deposits from injectors and prevent new deposits from forming as well. This is exactly the type of fuel a current or potential 320d owner might want to look into.
There is also a need to get the right lubricant to keep your BMW diesel engine running trouble-free. Here is where you can look at TRANS REVO 4X FULLY SYNTHETIC ACEA A3/B4, SAE 5W-40, API SN/CF which is product of BHPetrol. It has been formulated to keep Diesel powered engines working very well. TRANS REVO meets or exceeds international specifications for BMW Longlife-01.
Selling prices today for a used BMW 320D from 2009 start from RM38,500 before negotiations to RM56,500. Its petrol sibling will sell for about RM5,000-RM8,000 less and this is because not many BMW diesel owners will part with their cars due to its power delivery and fun driving nature.
TRANS REVO 4X BENEFITS:
• Extends engine life in severe conditions
• Formulated for optimal viscosity control
• Designed for severe driving wear resistance
• Promotes low temperature start-up protection
• Offers extended drain periods and reduced maintenance
Trans Revo 4X is available in 7 Litre and 1 Litre pack sizes.
BMW 320 Diesel Sport Specifications
Engine: Inline 4, 16-valve, turbo-diesel
Power: 177hp @ 4000rpm
Torque: 350Nm @ 1750-3000rpm
Transmission: 6-speed auto
0-100km/h: 8.0 seconds
Top Speed: 228km/h