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      02-16-2020, 01:48 PM   #1
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Split folding seats? Xdrive or not?

I am aiming to get into a G30 soon and one of the things that annoyed me about the F30 was not having folding seats. I tried to search for it but think this also isnít easily retrofitted in the G30, am I correct? Can you potentially remove the backseat easily and does it have a gap or is there still framework behind it?

I testdrove a G30 non-xdrive and found the car had quite a bit of wheelspin even when I wasnít trying. Is xdrive a Ďmustí on these or should I just leave my M-feet at home?

Any other tips/recommendations? Been looking at a 530e/530d/540i. I donít care about fuel as I donít do a lot of mileage, therefore believe the 530e will be the cheapest to run as I can commute on the battery and charge at work.
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I am aiming to get into a G30 soon and one of the things that annoyed me about the F30 was not having folding seats. I tried to search for it but think this also isn’t easily retrofitted in the G30, am I correct? Can you potentially remove the backseat easily and does it have a gap or is there still framework behind it?

I testdrove a G30 non-xdrive and found the car had quite a bit of wheelspin even when I wasn’t trying. Is xdrive a ‘must’ on these or should I just leave my M-feet at home?

Any other tips/recommendations? Been looking at a 530e/530d/540i. I don’t care about fuel as I don’t do a lot of mileage, therefore believe the 530e will be the cheapest to run as I can commute on the battery and charge at work.
I wouldn't own a BMW without xDrive. It's far safer and the M550i is plenty fast as it is.
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      02-16-2020, 11:20 PM   #3
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My 540 is the first car I've had with drive and it's very noticeable compared to red as to how much it helps "getting the power down"
Any Spritely acceleration is very sure footed

My previous 530d red was very easy for the wheels to spin if I launched off the line quickly.

With drive I feel very confident say when emerging from a roundabout and apply power even though I've not quite straightened up. With red I'd have left it later until I was going in a straight line before applying the power .

In the uk the 540i only comes in xdrive so the decision was made for me but I am glad that I have it.
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