SNOW, ICE, MUD. OR AS WE CALL IT: GRIP

Outstanding traction with BMW xDrive – the intelligent all-wheel drive system.

JOY IS SPELT WITH x.

Weather and road conditions can change in a flash. To make sure you’re prepared, you need the help of an all-wheel drive system that responds just as quickly. With BMW xDrive, you can still enjoy maximum driving pleasure even on difficult road surfaces such as mud or snow.

Tempted? Come and see for yourself by testing BMW xDrive at our BMW xDrive events. Extensive test drives await you in the BMW xDrive model of your choice so that you can experience a superior driving sensation on any surface.

JOY IS BMW xDRIVE.

Taking the power to where it has maximum effect – a simple idea that the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system puts into practise masterfully. It distributes the engine power to the axles in fractions of seconds so that they can have the maximum traction. On ice and snow, in tight bends, during hill-starts or on slippery surfaces, the optimum amount of power reaches the road.

 

 
 

BMW xDRIVE TECHNOLOGY.

The intelligent all-wheel drive system.

 

With BMW xDrive you are always on the move with the right grip and can maintain your line even in fast bends. The intelligent all-wheel drive system guarantees close road contact even on slippery ground - without reducing the special feel of using with rear-wheel drive. It guides the traction force to the wheels as fast as lightning with the best possible traction.

 

 
 

JOY KNOWS NO BAD WEATHER – ONLY DRIVING FUN.

With the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system, each axle uses its traction to the maximum. Your BMW provides stable acceleration out of bends. If – particularly in adverse conditions – more power has to be applied to the road, that’s when Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) comes into operation. In addition to improving traction, the system also recognises the first signs of oversteering and understeering. Within a tenth of a second it distributes up to 100% of the engine power to the front or rear axle via the transmission and an electronically controlled multiple-plate clutch before returning to the normal 40:60 distribution ratio. With this technology, BMW provides an all-wheel drive system with all the benefits of rear-wheel drive: precise handling, optimum cornering and a clear separation between the engine and steering.

JOY IS FLEXIBLE – DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE CONTROL.

Dynamic Performance Control (DPC) in the BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M ensures unique cornering performance. Thanks to the smooth distribution of drive power between the rear wheels, traction and handing improve. This allows you to take bends with greater precision – and accelerate out of them with optimum grip. The result is precise driving characteristics, regardless of the road conditions. In combination with BMW xDrive, Dynamic Performance Control enhances agility and dynamic on any surface.

JOY LOVES MUD JUST AS MUCH AS ICE.

Enjoy sheer driving pleasure – BMW xDrive takes care of the rest. The BMW all-wheel drive system counteracts loss of traction at an early stage and guarantees optimum tracking stability and perfect cornering. At the first sign of understeering the driving power to the front axle is reduced.

If the system detects oversteering, BMW xDrive moves more power to the front axle. This flexible distribution of forces ensures stability.

BMW xDrive is in constant interaction with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), which immediately detects any spinning of the wheels. This guarantees that the wheels with best grip are always provided drive power. No matter how quickly the road conditions may change

EXPERIENCE BMW xDRIVE.

The BMW all-wheel system in use.

BMW xDRIVE ON BMW TV.

See the BMW xDrive in action. On BMW TV, the interactive television service from BMW, you can find impressive action films on the innovative all-wheel drive system.

Experience how reliably the xDrive responds on snow, ice and gravel tracks to improve the traction of your BMW.

BMW xDRIVE LIVE.

Joy goes on tour - be there. Experience BMW xDrive live at BMW events throughout your region. You will be able to see the xDrive all-wheel drive system in action on tracks or slippery surfaces and can try it out for yourself. And you’re sure to be thrilled instantly by this BMW innovation.

BMW xDRIVE MODELS.

An overview of BMW vehicles with xDrive.

 

Concentrated xDrive power: a large number of BMW cars already have xDrive and therefore offer you the best traction and greater safety on all road surfaces. You can see here which models are equipped with the intelligent all-wheel drive system.

 

BMW xDRIVE MODEL FINDER.

 

Numerous BMW vehicles, from the BMW X Series to the high-performance models BMW X5 M and X6 M, have BMW xDrive – this significantly increases the smoothness and driving pleasure in a BMW.