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Old 11-10-2000, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question BMW to offer AWD in 3series???

On my way home from work I'm listening to the radio. I think nothing about the commercial playing till I hear the magic words: "All Wheel Drive". Then I hear it's a commercial for BMW. It seems the BMW is going to offer AWD on their 3series carsas well as the x5???!!!??? What !?! Seems everybody is jumping on the bandwagon now!?!

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Old 11-10-2000, 11:04 AM   #2
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Yes, the 325xi and the 330xi. My wife is going to buy the later, soon.
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Old 11-10-2000, 11:25 AM   #3
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BMW offered an AWD 3-series in the late 80's. The 325iX.

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Old 11-10-2000, 07:33 PM   #4
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Yes, they are. As in the late 80's and early 90's, BMW is again jumping on the AWD bandwagon. I understand that there will also be a similar offering from Mazda in the 323/Protege' line.
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Old 11-10-2000, 08:06 PM   #5
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BMW and Jaguar...

Jaguar X Type. 220ish HP...AWD, around $30K.
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Old 11-10-2000, 09:13 PM   #6
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people are starting to come around...
Good - it'll give our scoobies some decent competition in the rain
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Old 11-10-2000, 10:03 PM   #7
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Still, no M3X yet!
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Old 11-11-2000, 05:37 AM   #8
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Protege has had AWD before, I used to own one. Pretty nice car, a lot of fun and decent size/feel for a compact.
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Old 11-11-2000, 01:06 PM   #9
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330xi ....sweet car ...but the steering isn't up to BMW standards ...it just doesn't feel like you're driving a BMW
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