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Old 12-02-2012, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by chuckie3225 View Post
I have been wondering about this. I have an 09 328i x-drive, the deck lid badging states 328i with the x-drive badging on the front fenders. Does this mean that it's a 328xi? or a 328i w/x-drive?
The same thing. Historically BMW had called their AWD cars "xi". xDrive is the continuing evolution of BMW's AWD system and starting in 2009 they decided to feature it more prominently so they dropped the "xi" designation and added the xDrive designation. Something more clearly identifiable, like Audi's Quattro.

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