BMW xDrive

What is BMW xDrive?

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.

Weather changes and road situations can change in a flash, whatever the season. But with xDrive, BMW's intelligent all-wheel drive system, your car will respond quickly to allow you to enjoy maximum driving pleasure, even on the most difficult road surfaces.

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.

Which BMW vehicles come with xDrive?

These vehicles can be found with xDrive:

  • BMW 1 Series
  • BMW 2 Series
  • BMW 3 Series
  • BMW 4 Series
  • BMW 5 Series
  • BMW 6 Series
  • BMW 7 Series
  • BMW 8 Series
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X2
  • BMW X3
  • BMW X4
  • BMW X5
  • BMW X6
  • BMW X7
  • BMW M Series