xDrive Frequently Asked Questions.
Owning a BMW with xDrive is one of life's pleasures, but many prospective buyers have one or two questions...Are all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive and 4x4 the same thing? Which models have seven seats? Which is the best version for towing? These are the sort of questions most prospective owners ask, so we've grouped the answers into several sections below.
Are all-wheel drive and 4WD and 4x4 the same?
Yes. But not all systems are as advanced as BMW xDrive.
Who needs 4WD?
If you’re travelling over slippery surfaces – from wet grass to snowy roads – you may need a 4WD. If you’d like the peace of mind that your car will give you the ultimate in grip in all weathers, you may also need a 4WD.
Who makes 4WD vehicles?
BMW makes 4WD vehicles, both road cars with four-wheel drive, and the X Series – a range of SUVs.
Why do some 4WD models sit higher?
Some 4WD vehicles have bigger wheels and some have more ground clearance, both of which will make a car sit higher.
What BMW 4WD car can I get on Motability?
The BMW 120d xDrive 5-door Sports Hatch is available on Motability. You may also want to consider the BMW X1 range, which has a broad range of models available on the scheme.
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