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Old 08-04-2011, 06:49 PM
richschneid richschneid is online now
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Mein Auto: BMW 550i xDrive
Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot View Post
This is one of those things that are a matter of taste.

550xi Dinan is faster because AWD gets the power down better.

But a rear wheel drive car can be driven in a more entertaining way. Speed vs. Sensation. This is why Ferrari has stuck to only RWD in it's mainstream sportscar line (355, 360, 430, 458).

Also if you get RWD you need better tires to ensure traction on starts. My car will be running Michelin Pilot Super Sports within days of arrival.
If you prefer RWD because of the driving characteristics why not wait a little while and get the F10 M5? That's what I would have done if I didn't need AWD (and prefer it as well). The F10 M5 is about the same price as the least expensive Panamera.
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Last edited by richschneid; 08-04-2011 at 06:51 PM. Reason: add price comparison to Porsche
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