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Old 02-05-2013, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Akshun View Post
So here's my question on the 550. I hear that the F10 body now comes in AWD. Are they referring to xdrive or an XI? Does xdrive even work? In other words is there such a thing as a 550xi?
It's pretty much the same AWD system as the one in 535xi, it's referred to XDrive nowadays. my 335 coupe rear emblem even says 335i and on the front fender it says XDrive. Not sure why BMW delete the xi emblem, it's probably just marketing.
But this XDrive is for sure uses more elctronics to control power coupling from rear to front when slippage detected. But it's very light compare to worm-drive Quattro systems for sure.
Yes BMW finally decided to put AWD into x50 class, but not in M cars yet.
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