THE POWER OF FOUR.
Adverse weather needn’t dampen your driving spirit. Whether travelling on rain-soaked motorway or traversing snowy country lanes, our intelligent all-wheel drive BMW xDrive system will make your journey more enjoyable, whatever the weather.
BMW xDrive adapts continuously, transferring power across every wheel to deliver optimum traction when you need it most. From the dynamic BMW 1 Series Sports Hatch through to the luxurious BMW 7 Series, you’ll find BMW xDrive in more than 140 BMW models. Whether dynamic, sporty or elegant, each of our BMW xDrive models allow you to experience unbridled driving pleasure.
HANDLING WITH PRECISION.
The British weather is changeable, and driving conditions anything but dependable. One thing you can rely on is a fast response from the BMW xDrive system. It’s prepared for every eventuality, from mud and gravel to sleet and snow, and will keep you on the road and in control. Using advanced technology, every BMW xDrive model can deliver a four-wheel drive experience with the benefits of rear-wheel drive: precise handling and optimum cornering.
The intelligent BMW xDrive system harnesses torque for maximum effect. When the going gets really tough, and more torque has to be applied, the BMW xDrive system employs Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). Using an electronically controlled gearbox and multi-plate clutch system it can distribute up to 100% of the engine torque to either axle in as little as one tenth of a second, before returning to the normal 40:60 distribution ratio.
IN COMPLETE CONFIDENCE.
A reactive drive is a safer drive. The all-wheel BMW xDrive system brings greater safety and peace of mind to every journey thanks to its intelligent technology and rapid response. By varying the power distribution between front and rear, left and right axles it can make slippery roads less treacherous and give you greater power upon exit. Because when you’re confident in your car’s handling, you’ll have more time to enjoy the drive.
Are all-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive and 4x4 the same? Yes, however, not all systems are as advanced as BMW xDrive.
Who needs 4-wheel drive? If you’re travelling over slippery surfaces – from wet grass to snowy roads – you may need a 4-wheel drive. If you’d like the peace of mind that your car will give you the ultimate grip in all weathers, you may need a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
Who makes 4-wheel drive vehicles? BMW makes 4-wheel drive vehicles, both road cars with four-wheel drive, and a range of SUVs in our X Series range.
Why do some 4-wheel drive models sit higher? Some 4-wheel drive vehicles have bigger wheels and some have more ground clearance, both of which will make a car sit higher.
What BMW 4-wheel drive 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 from our range of SUVs.
Why do 4-wheel drive models use more fuel? The extra mechanical parts needed to transfer the drive to all four wheels adds weight, which in turn requires more fuel.
Are 4-wheel drive models expensive to maintain? No. With BMW Service Inclusive, there need be no surprising costs.