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Old 11-02-2013, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by zile062 View Post
...I'm also wondering does every X5 comes with 4wheel drive ?
Hello & welcome.

Historically (starting with the e30 3 series 325ix)...the use of "x" in the model's nomenclature indicated the vehicle was 4WD/AWD. This carried over to the SAV/SUV models as well which were at first all AWD (X3/X5/X6)...but when BMW brought out the X1...they also made a RWD model and threw another nomenclature into the mix..."sDrive".

So now, any sedan with an "x" in the name means it is AWD (and has xDrive)...but with the latest SAV/SUVs (starting with the e84 X1/f25 X3/f15 X5) that were traditionally always AWD/ have a RWD variant that will have the nomenclature "sDrive".

Yes, we need a menu to keep up with the changes BMW has thrown at us.
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
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