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      11-24-2012, 03:40 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by GeeRam View Post
I wounder if one day any of the plethora of X models from BMW might actually gain some decent off-road capability.....

I might consider one instead of the Range Rover that will likely be the replacement of my current BMW.
I don't think that is what BMW is trying to do with the X vehicles. The necessary kit to make them capable in that application is expensive and heavy (reference what Porsche did with the Cayenne in 2011), and BMW knows that essentially nobody who buys BMWs takes them off road.

The X series are higher-clearance, all wheel drive, [somewhat] larger cargo capacity versions of BMW sedans. That's their target; it's worked astoundingly well for them.
2013 535i xDrive M-Sport | 2005 545i Sport (Retired and missed) | 2001 X5 3.0 Sport (Retired)