BMW name changes aren’t just for the X6, other models to follow

Name changes aren't just for the X6, other models to follow

So you’re probably wondering what’s up with the new badging on the BMW X6. What is BMW thinking by calling the X6 models xDrive35i or the xDrive50i, instead of just displaying the liter capacity on the side like with the X5 and X3?

Well, the guys over at BimmerFile have apparently received an internal BMW memo that says the crazy X6 badging will be carried across other models including the X3, X5 and the Z4 and Z4 coupe.

The memo said:

Due to upcoming U.S. regulations in effect for Model Year 2009, we are changing some of our naming protocol. The new naming protocol will affect all products that currently have an engine displacement designation within the name””X3, X5, X6, Z4 and Z4 Coupe.

What do you think? (not like BMW can do anything about it because of U.S. regulations)

 

Source: BimmerFile

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