4WD, all-wheel drive and 4x4 are all terms that are used interchangeably, but all equate to the same thing. BMW xDrive is powered by an extra layer of intelligence, making it one of the most technically advanced all-wheel drive systems in the segment.
How does it work?
In snow, ice, wet or muddy conditions, a conventional vehicle’s front or rear wheels can lose grip. With BMW xDrive, intelligent Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) sensors detect the slightest loss of grip, and using an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch, divert the power to the set of wheels that have the best traction, reacting much faster than traditional, hydraulically-operated systems. And unlike other all-wheel drive vehicles, BMW xDrive is a fully variable system that can send almost 100% of the power to either axle, offering instantaneous and effective transfer of engine power.
The result? Your BMW holds the road exceptionally, handling nearly every twist in the road and turn in the weather. And what's more, thanks to TwinPower Turbo engines and EfficientDynamics technologies, BMW xDrive models benefit from remarkably low CO2 figures too. Watch our video to find our more about BMW xDrive.
BMW xDrive models.
BMW xDrive is available right across the range - from the sporty BMW 1 Series through to the luxurious BMW 7 Series. Visually, their only difference is that they may have bigger wheels and more ground clearance, both of which will make a car sit higher. Why not contact us to arrange a test drive today?