Originally Posted by Blades
Where do you come up with this shit?!?
cost more to maintain? why how .. its exactly the same car with some changes to the diff and other parts here and there.
How many people cry about the awd system breaking down? I havent seen one on this forum since I got here 7 years ago
burn more gas? how much more .. I got 9.8l/100 from my E46 330xi and now I get 9.4l/100km in my e90 325xi .. how much more are you saving please enlighten me on the massive gas savings your getting .. lets do the math
replacement parts are harder and more costly? .. I don't know what others have told you but BMW doesn't put magical golden unicorns or platinum plated crank shafts in a car just because it has an XI badge. Please show me these magical parts you speak of..
Are you for real? Same car with some changes?
How about 2 extra differentials, twice as many half-shafts, and an extra drive-shaft? All of which will require some kind of maintenance sooner or later.
How much gas you ask? Go to bmw.ca and look it up. An e9x 328xi averages ~10l/100km vs 9l/100km for a 328. That's 10% -> around 8 bucks everytime you fill up a tank. You do the math.
And of course... Any particular reason why you would need this part if XI never breaks?