Thread: 328i vs 328xi
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:55 PM
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Mein Auto: '11 335xi 4dr; '03 330Ci
Originally Posted by tturedraider View Post
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.
This. Both are "correct," though: You'll still find the traditional "xi" on the VIN tag on the driver's door jamb, on a Vehicle Inquiry Report & elsewhere. It seems Teutonic efficiency wins out over branding where internal databases are concerned.
2011 335xi Individual 6MT - Azurite Black Metallic / Oyster & Black / Anthracite Maple + all the good stuff
2003 330Ci Sport 5MT - Black Sapphire Metallic / Natural Brown / Myrtle + the important stuff

   N47 35' 30.13" E11 10' 33.36" - End of can guess what came next. BMW CCA
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