What is BMW xDrive?

If you’ve been thinking about buying a BMW vehicle, but you want to make sure that your new luxury car can take on the rough roads of Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx in all weather conditions, then you’ve got to learn more about BMW xDrive. This innovative system is a game-changer for drivers and BMW enthusiasts.

Keep reading to find the answer to: what is BMW xDrive?

What is BMW xDrive?

Put simply, BMW xDrive is the permanent all-wheel drive system available in BMW vehicles. The system distributes power in a 40:60 ratio between the front and rear axles respectively in normal driving conditions. But this ratio changes based on current driving conditions. The system is designed to give you the maximum amount of traction possible based on the road ahead.

What makes the xDrive system unique is that it can put up to 100% of driving force on one axle if necessary, such as to escape a slippery parking spot. The system works quickly and is nearly undetectable, making it very desirable for drivers used to a more archaic system.

How Does xDrive Make Me a Better Driver?

While the xDrive system can’t change your driving habits, per se, it can help by giving you a little assistance. Say, for example, you’re driving on a winding road. The system can help if you understeer or oversteer to ensure that you get to use the most driving power on actual driving and not on maintaining traction.

The system automatically redirects power to the necessary wheels so you get the full amount of power available at all times. It does the same thing when you take a fast turn or even when you’re just going around a round-about. The purpose of the system is to maximize power output while still helping you maintain traction at all times.

How Does xDrive Work?

The BMW xDrive system is fairly complex, but basically it works in conjunction with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system. Using information provided by the DSC, your vehicle will monitor the current road conditions.

The system provides extra brake force if determined necessary by the DSC. If there is a traction difference between the two sides of the vehicle, power will be redirected so that you can regain traction faster.

Learn More About xDrive During a Test Drive at BMW of Manhattan

Many vehicles in the new BMW lineup feature the xDrive technology. In fact, it can be found in the BMW X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6. It is also available as an add-on feature in the 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, and 7 Series.

Want to know more about BMW xDrive? Check out your favorite BMW models in the online inventory at BMW of Manhattan and be sure to bring it up to a member of our sales team. We’ll explain the system in detail and answer any additional questions you might have.

Get started now in the online showroom at BMW of Manhattan, and then contact our team to schedule a test drive.