BMW all-wheel drive
BMW's sporty and luxury brand gained traction as its reputation for delivering thrills and excitement became second to none. Most see the BMW as synonymous with power and performance. BMW offers sheer driving pleasure, and you can equip many of its vehicles with xDrive, the all-wheel drive system from BMW. Visit our dealership to learn more about the AWD vehicles available.

BMW Models With All-Wheel Drive

  • BMW 2 Series
  • BMW 3 Series
  • BMW 3 Series Hybrid
  • BMW 4 Series
  • BMW 5 Series
  • BMW 5 Series Hybrid
  • BMW 7 Series
  • BMW 7 Series Hybrid
  • BMW 8 Series
  • BMW ALPINA
  • BMW I8
  • BMW M5
  • BMW M8
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X2
  • BMW X3
  • BMW X3 Hybrid
  • BMW X4
  • BMW X5
  • BMW X5 Hybrid
  • BMW X6
  • BMW X6 Hybrid
  • BMW X7
  • BMW X7 Hybrid

Why is All-Wheel Drive Important?

All-wheel drive reduces slippery road conditions in snowy and icy weather. While they can help with that, they don't assist with better braking. You need to understand how all-wheel drive works so that you use it correctly. AWD vehicles feel more stable in dangerous road conditions.

Icy, snowy, muddy, and rain-slick roads all have drivers wishing for all-wheel drive because it hands you a better grip on the pavement. Because you can accelerate faster, all-wheel drive has begun to pick up steam with SUVs and crossovers.

Even when one or two tires lose traction with the pavement, the other tires hold their grip on the road. This improves safety while reducing the risk of an accident.

How Does All-Wheel Drive Work on a BMW?

Using the xDrive system, also known as all-wheel drive for the BMW, the vehicle delivers power at the 40:60 ratio with 40 percent for the front wheels and 60 percent for the rear wheels. Road conditions will dictate the distribution of tire power and, depending on circumstances, may deliver the power to a single axle.

xDrive uses electronic controls for its all-wheel drive system. Based on wheel-speed sensors, xDrive detects whenever a wheel slips or spins faster than the others and activates AWD automatically. In normal driving conditions, the BMW uses rear-wheel drive. Since 2003, BMW has installed xDrive on various models to improve safety. Think of xDrive as a full-time drive system rather than a part-time drivetrain.

New & Used AWD Cars for Sale Near Me

If you'd like to learn more about the BMW and its AWD vehicles, visit our dealership to learn more. We have a broad selection on our lot of new and used AWD vehicles. As a German automaker, the iconic blue and white BMW logo has become a symbol of status in America. Anyone interested in the BMW legacy should visit our dealership where our sales representatives can give you further information.

Maintaining traction in bad weather can mean life or death. Driving home a BMW with all-wheel drive can keep your family safe.

All-Wheel Drive Questions

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BMW of Springfield

3500 E Sunshine
Directions Springfield, MO 65809

  • Sales: 844-868-3130