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The BMW formely named xi

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Autohaus, May 27, 2009.

    Autohaus guest

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    For MY 2009, the BMW marketing department had a brilliant idea by naming the xi models xDrive and naming sDrive to the new Z4 and other (I think) BMW models. Should I start naming my E28 the slowDrive2.8e and my other stables the 5sDrive2.5i and the 2003 325i xDrive2.5iM54 :confused:. BMW should have just left the names alone. I say we go to our local dealerships and start tearing off those stupid fender emblems :D

    BIMMIR guest

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    I've got 2 of those fender emblems that i tool off my car on day #1. They'd look some nice on your 5 if you want them. :D

    Autohaus guest

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    Can I haz them :)
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    granthr

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    At least they come off and are not drilled through the sheet metal! :D

    Is this marketing BS just directed at BMW NA customers? Do there refer to these models the same way in Europe?

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    I don't know if it's just us, or worldwide.
    These emblems came off easy. Hairdryer, dental floss and they fell right off. It left a little black foam residue, which peeled right off with a little more heat.
    Yea, thank goodness no holes. I did this on my 06 mustang GT and there were holes. It was fine, becuase I was replacing the emblems anyway. I didn't like the blocky GT 80's looking tehno letters. I put on the old school tri bar and pony set up.
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    az3579

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    Hmm, let's see...

    BMW sDrive30is
    Has a nice ring to it, but I'll stick to my 325e bading (which isn't on btw) for now. :rolleyes:



    I just came from the dealer (they royally pissed me off by saying the parts I received from them were the parts I ordered, when the page I showed them the part was on didn't contain that part number anywhere) and the 328 "xDrive" sedans outside still were badged 328xi, despite the X-drive badges on the sides behind the fenders. I think they'll keep the xi naming convention on the boot lid, but will stick xDrive badges on the sides. These were MY2009 vehicles.

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    No kidding, you saw a 2009 with xi on the back and xdrive on the fenders?
    My 209 328i x drive just says 328i on the rear and had the x drive badges. My wife has it at work so I can't see the production date, but I bought it 3-31-09.
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    lcjhnsn

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    sDriveOMFGBlown3.2S52 ????? [IMG]
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    granthr

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    The ones in my dealers lot don't have an x on the trunk, just xdrive on the fenders. I wonder if your dealer put xdrive badges on the fenders to make them match the newer cars. :confused:
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    az3579

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    I don't think they're allowed to do that, only add the "BMW of Bridgeport" badge on it somewhere. I think that if I ever ordered a car from them, first I would tell them to go bite me for screwing me on a $10 part (yes, I'm like that :p) and that if they were to put that BMW of Bridgeport badge on MY new car, I would give them a real piece of my mind.


    And unfortunately, it's the only BMW dealer for what I think is about 30 miles from me.

    Autohaus guest

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    Think the next M3 will be called mDrive5.4Ssport?
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    MGarrison

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    I wonder if The Artist Formerly Known As Prince would choose one. Speaking of choices... I wonder why it isn't The Artist PREVIOUSLY Known As Prince, or once, or aformentioned as, or The Artist Prince, Of Yore, or aways back, used-to-be, sometime ago, or simply before now? :p
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    Brian A

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    I believe he now simply refers to himself as xPrince50is Artist

    Autohaus guest

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    lol. I went ahead and changed my sig to give my older BMW's the &^%&Driveblah blah blah. I'm nutz.
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    az3579

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    You've got issues.

    Autohaus guest

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    Don't come running to me when you need to reset your service lights :rolleyes:
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    az3579

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    Service lights, eh? Is that the best you can throw at me?

    :rolleyes:

    BIMMIR guest

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    "Roads, where we're going, we don't need roads."

    Autohaus guest

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    "Its not how you drive your car, its how you race your car. Remember that."
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    az3579

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    "Boy, talk about off topic..."

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