Thread: 328i vs 328xi
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:55 PM
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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.
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