I have a tough decision to make right now. Should I go buy/lease 525xi
AWD or X5? For the similar options, X5 is around $5k cheaper.
1. Does 525xi provide the same driving experience as X5 on slippery
2. I don't drive much on business days. Top $8-10k miles a year.
3. Should I buy or lease?
4. What's your take?
Thanks a lot!
Yes. It now has the same xDrive that the X5/X3 does.
For much better mileage and handling in the 3600 lb 525xi, you're trading
worse performance and mileage and the older motor in the 4600 lb X5.
I'd go 525xi in a heartbeat, even with the additional cost.
No BMW is FWD. If you mean RWD, then the difference is a center
electronically controlled differential, a front diff and half-shafts. Total
weight is around 225-250 lbs IIRC.
BTW, I have a '01 330xi and, with snow tires, it's unstoppable in the snow.
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