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      07-05-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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If xdrive was a no cost option...

...Would you pick it over RWD?

I'm considering the 335d xdrive over a 330d which could be fitted with the ppk but its almost cheaper the by the 335d and with the increased residuals it is cheaper on the select deals. I was originally looking at an F31, but I've decided that we will change our mini for a 1 series so it can do the more practical stuff meaning I can get the saloon

So if the xdrive wasn't any extra, would you take it over RWD?

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      07-05-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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      07-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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Even if was a no-cost option, you'd really still want the adaptive suspension, so either way, it's going to cost extra. But in a hypothetical scenario where it was free and didn't compromise the standard MSports suspension, I would still prefer sDrive over xDrive unless taking one of the 6cyl engines where the extra grip on hard acceleration would help.
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      07-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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I'd say yes but only if there wasn't THE GAP
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      07-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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Would depend on what I wanted xDrive for. For normal driving no need for it, IMO. If I lived even more remote up here in the Highlands and wanted 'belt and braces' traction in winter, I'd be tempted. But would still have winter wheels anyway, so even that 'get going' benefit would be marginal.

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      07-05-2013, 04:40 PM   #6
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I'd say yes but only if there wasn't THE GAP
That is probably my biggest gripe tbh. Such a shame as I can get a 335d xdrive with adaptive for the same money as a 330d without it. Such a shame they don't do the 335d RWD
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      07-05-2013, 04:53 PM   #7
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NO!!!!
So from that would it be safe to assume you recon the 330d with M PPK will be a better drive than the 335d xdrive?
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      07-05-2013, 04:54 PM   #8
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It'd be a thanks, but no thanks to xdrive from me.
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      07-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #9
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      07-05-2013, 05:05 PM   #10
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As mine will be a company car and I can't have winter tyres unless I buy them, which ain't going to happen! Yes please for the xDrive
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      07-05-2013, 05:07 PM   #11
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doesnt x drive give 0-60 benefits? on same car
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      07-05-2013, 05:17 PM   #12
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So from that would it be safe to assume you recon the 330d with M PPK will be a better drive than the 335d xdrive?
For sure, but I would love a 335d sDrive
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      07-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #13
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For sure, but I would love a 335d sDrive
That would be too simple though
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      07-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #14
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doesnt x drive give 0-60 benefits? on same car
Not really. You get more of a 0-20 benefit. Ie the traction to get going. Once traction is achieved the s drive wins hands down. Some site had more measurements and the s drive was quicker to 100 usually even though the 60 was reached by x first. It's all academic anyway as the differences you're talking about are small compared to human factors.

Maybe the x drive just has better traction coz its a bit heavier?
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      07-05-2013, 05:40 PM   #15
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Not really. You get more of a 0-20 benefit. Ie the traction to get going. Once traction is achieved the s drive wins hands down. Some site had more measurements and the s drive was quicker to 100 usually even though the 60 was reached by x first. It's all academic anyway as the differences you're talking about are small compared to human factors.

Maybe the x drive just has better traction coz its a bit heavier?
Good points, but mostly that would be true if you compare a 330d xdrive and 330d sdrive, but if you go for a 335d xdrive, the closest sdrive is the 330d. Probably indicative that there is too much power for the back wheels alone
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      07-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #16
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Good points, but mostly that would be true if you compare a 330d xdrive and 330d sdrive, but if you go for a 335d xdrive, the closest sdrive is the 330d. Probably indicative that there is too much power for the back wheels alone
Audi wimp out of 2WD at 204hp
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doesnt x drive give 0-60 benefits? on same car
Only on the 330d xdrive (and 335d xdrive - although no 335d sdrive to compare it with).

All other xdrive engines are the same/slower to 62. The 320d xdrive is identical 0-62 as the sdrive and the 320i xdrive is in fact slower than the sdrive.
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      07-06-2013, 04:25 PM   #18
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      07-06-2013, 04:45 PM   #19
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im sold on 4wd orders is in!

but then i think its more ive been a 4wd fan from evo back ground
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i have never seen a good review of xdrive ever.
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      07-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #21
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Definitely xdrive for me, winters are long and cold here. If I was in the UK, where winters are nigh on tropical in comparison I would stay with rwd (probably). We can wear dubbed tires which makes It even more interesting in the winters.
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What's with xDrive and the 335d? Why not on the 335i? And why's the 335d not called a 340d?!?
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