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Old 01-16-2013, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Decboy View Post
This depends on the region you live. Here in SoCal, there is no need for AWD. With all the BMW dealers we have here in LA, I bet it's difficult to find a 535xi or 550xi. There's just not much need or demand for AWD here. I personally think RWD is much more fun to drive as permitted by the weather here. RWD also means less weight and slightly better MPG. One thing I hated about MB was why they only offer the E550 as AWD for MY13. Seems like MB is really pushing their 4 Matic.

I just wish they offered RWD for the X5, but that's my wife's car. That's just me.
With 400+hp cars, I would prefer AWD no matter where I lived. To me, it is absolutely no fun to spin my tires in the rain or to squeal my tires when aggressively launching from a light.
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