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      01-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

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Originally Posted by prosgal73
i'm in southern california and trying to decide between the Sdrive and the Xdrive. The all wheel drive definitely feels better on the road but was wondering how much it affects mpg since i really don't need it in los angeles. any thoughts? why about reliabiity?
Out X1 35i is getting better mileage than out previous 135i in city driving, 16 vs 17.5, and that's with less than 4k miles, so it should get even a little better. AWD isn't needed here, but it's nice for trips to see my folks in Santa Fe, etc. The 28i of course will get better mileage, and it has the more efficient 8s transmission and the Eco Pro is much more effective than it is on the 35i.