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By the way, article is old. 4.6 X5 is not a M (archive)

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Posted by Digi on March 11, 2002 at 13:05:28:

In Reply to: Paging Digi... (m) posted by Greg on March 11, 2002 at 12:37:26:

because BMW didn't want an auto M, and also had reservations about labeling an SUV an M, but it really was developed as an M. BMWNA even sent letters to the new owners of the 4.6 X5's congratulation them on their purchase of their new M model X5.

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