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      02-08-2019, 07:35 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by AndroidRobot View Post
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Originally Posted by NoCompromise View Post
Why don't we get the 50i in the UK...does seem like a "ticks all the boxes" car. Must get the grill changed...
+1 on that. Maybe the M50i will come...
Has the UK or EU even gotten the X3 M40i? I don't think BMW would launch the 50i without brining the other M Performance models over. M240i, M550i etc

Edit: updated the OP to include what I've changed or added to my X5 for reference
Yes, we have both M40i and M40d X3s and we did have the F15 X5 50i.

M550d never made it to RHD in either F10 or G30 models.

M140i and M240i both very mainstream here.

I think the M550d is the main exception due to engineering difficulties.

Given they sold the F15 50i here, and a major swing towards petrol, I'd be surprised if the M50i doesn't appear at some point. Plenty of V8 RRS examples are on the road, there is a market for V8 petrols at this price level where fuel economy becomes less sensitive.
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