Thread: X35i or x50i?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:08 AM
jgentle jgentle is offline
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Mein Auto: 2012 X5 50i
I wholeheartedly agree with the above sentiment! While the 35i is no slouch, the 50i removes any potential for suffering from Horsepower Defeciency Syndome, a quite painful condition.

If you only test drive the 35i, you should be OK with that, but expect to want the 50i if you end up driving both. I test drove a 35i and a 50i back to back and knew immediately that I had to have the V8. One year and about 11K miles later on my 2012 50i and I've been thrilled with the engine. It drank a couple of quarts of oil this past year, but SO WHAT? It's much less oil thirsty now and has tons of power. I'm sure the M Sport is that much better.

I can honestly say that I can't think of a SUV I would want more than what I have. I know I'd have been wanting more if I'd gone for the 35i.

I have been very happy with my decision to go for the 50i. Now, if BMW could make the body/interior just a tad more vault-like and do a proper premium sound system, I'd then truly be in seventh heaven.
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