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Old 09-26-2012, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by zerobama View Post
I still have this question:

Is lower clearance/higher clearance by itself change the cost of making a car, or not?
Not significantly, if it all. A higher clearance can reduce fuel economy, which could trigger gas guzzler penalties and a higher retail price.

Designing a high clearance car that handles well can add costs. For example on our old e83 X3 the front drive shaft went through the oil pan.
The models and equipment (standard and optional) illustrated in this post reflect my misunderstanding of vehicles supplied by BMW AG to the German market. In other EU member states, the truthyness of my posts may vary. Please ignore this post. Subject to change.

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