Originally Posted by rconti
There's a lot more to go wrong on xDrive cars. For example, on the E46, the front control arms were notorious for wearing out far more quickly than on the RWD cars, and they cost much more to replace as well. You'll pay a performance and fuel economy penalty, of course, no matter what bench racers try to tell you.
Next time I buy a E46 for racing on the track, I will make sure its a RWD. Otherwise, for my daily driver, I prefer the added safety of an AWD