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New Shape BMW 535 xD

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Sadly not in the UK as BWM UK still insist on selling those silly rear wheel drive only models, but in France I saw a new shape 535 xd saloon making its way south. For the unknowing, the x denotes 4 wheel drive, and is very popular in south france, switzerland, the alpes etc... They brought a few boring underpowered 525xi petrol models to the UK in the 90's but didn't really market it much... They do the 3 series 4 wheel drive too...

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And did you know that BMW sells more 4x4's than any other premium brand, outselling Audi by around 40%.

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And did you know that BMW sells more 4x4's than any other premium brand, outselling Audi by around 40%.

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Is that saloon cars only or does the figure include sales of X5's and X3's? If it is the latter then I am not surprised.

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And did you know that BMW sells more 4x4's than any other premium brand, outselling Audi by around 40%.

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I'm sure that would be due to the X5 & X3 sales. Remember that the 4x4 sales often don't relate to cars that have 4 wheel drive, merely the 'off-roaders' that companies sell. If this is the case then I'm not surprised they outsold Audi, because until the Q7, Audi didn't really have a '4x4' off road vehicle for sale.

Don't fancy going off roading in my A8 either, ta very much NONO3.GIF

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Apparently BMW sell more 4x4 saloons and estates than either Mercedes or Audi do, the X5 and X3 have taken the figure even higher, but they still sell more Xi/d cars than Audi sell Quattros.

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