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      01-15-2021, 04:06 AM   #15
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I haven't driven either but it strikes me (as you have confirmed fuel costs aren't a consideration as you are not doing very high mileage) that the decision is more xDrive vs not? Surely the 40i is a class above the 30d in all respects - it's not like a 40i vs 35/40d comparison which would be a little different but again more made on mileage/xDrive I would have thought. The 40i is sure to be better on all fronts - performance and handling. I don't know how they compare for cost but I guess the 40i in the spec you will want will be harder to find than the ubiquitous 30d.

As for xDrive - I went from xDrive to an M3 I haven't missed it at all (not a surprise there I suppose) - but I have got myself a set of winters...
Current: 2018 F80 M3CP YMB. Previous: 2015: F34 335d GT M Sport+; 2012: F07 535d GT M Sport; 2008: 335d SE; 2005: 530d; 2003: 330d; 2002: 330i; 1999: 523i
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