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When the diesels learned to walk, they were still seen as smoking bores - BMW ventured into the world of auto-ignition and is now at the forefront

This is what it looked like in the engine compartment of the BMW 524 td

This is what it looked like in the engine compartment of the BMW 524 td

"For God's sake," a gas station attendant shouted at me in 1983, "You fill up with DIESEL!" His emergency call was not meant badly, but rather the discreet reference to a car-driving idiot who in his five-man BMW didn't know that BMW ultimately only built gasoline engines . I was able to reassure the man by looking at the operating manual, but I still felt that I was stunned. He just couldn't believe that there should now be a BMW with a diesel. I thought I saw him shake his head in the rearview mirror. I was on a test drive with the newly introduced BMW 524td.


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This is what it looked like in the engine compartment of the BMW 524 td

Chaotic: This is what it looks like in the engine compartment of the BMW 524 td from 1983

"For God's sake," a gas station attendant shouted at me in 1983, "You fill up with DIESEL!" His emergency call was not meant badly, but rather the discreet reference to a car-driving idiot who in his five-man BMW didn't know that BMW ultimately only built gasoline engines . I was able to reassure the man by looking at the operating manual, but I still felt that I was stunned. He just couldn't believe that there should now be a BMW with a diesel. I thought I saw him shake his head in the rearview mirror. I was on a test drive with the newly introduced BMW 524td.