Top 5: BMW xDrive Models in 2023

03rd Jan 2023

by Heather Lewis


xDrive is available in a range of models, some that are suitable for families or larger groups, and others for individuals looking for more of a thrill on the road. There are a number of advantages to an all-wheel xDrive model, with enhanced traction, better performance in winter conditions, and faster acceleration being key incentives for many drivers.

There are also multiple hybrid and electric models, as well as models from the BMW M range that are offered with xDrive. So, whether it is zero emissions, or performance and power that are of the utmost importance to you as a driver, there is sure to be an xDrive model that is suitable.

BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series Front Driving 

The all-new BMW 1 Series has had a complete revamp of the exterior and interior, but it still remains refined and classy, as is standard with BMW cars. This high-tech hatchback has an appealing fuel economy ranging from 35mpg to over 60mpg, as well as being available with a petrol or diesel engine.

There are excellent safety features in the 1 Series as standard, including front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, automatic headlights, lane departure warning, and active guard plus.

If you are after a BMW with xDrive that is more compact, the 1 Series may be the best option for you. Despite its smaller dimensions, the 1 series is still packed with the top-level technology and stylish features you can expect from a BMW.

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BMW 2 Series

BMW M235i Gran Coupe 2020 Front Driving

The BMW 2 Series is a stylish and multi-talented model, with an extensive range of bodystyles available including Coupé, Gran Coupé, Active Tourer, and Gran Tourer, making it a great contender no matter what your lifestyle entails.

There are common attributes across these bodystyles such as high-quality interiors and advanced technology, including a variety of driver assistance features.

There are also petrol and diesel engines available, as well as plug in hybrid options in the 225e xDrive and 230e xDrive trims. With such a range of bodystyles and engines available with xDrive, it is not hard to find the perfect model to suit your needs.

With a highly practical 49.6mpg from the BMW 218i Sport Gran Coupé as an example, you do not even need to sacrifice fuel economy for the style and performance you can get from the BMW 2 Series.

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BMW 5 Series

BMW 530i Touring 2020 Front Driving

With the BMW 5 Series winning multiple awards throughout its production, it is a hard car to ignore within the competitive executive car class.

The 5 Series is available in both Saloon and Touring bodystyles as well as having petrol, diesel, and hybrid options available in xDrive. With powerful and efficient BMW TwinPower engines, and high performance models available too, these beautifully built vehicles are dynamic and entertaining to drive.

Compared with previous generations, the BMW 5 Series has enhanced standard specifications and a larger interior space, meaning you will not struggle to fit multiple passengers and their belongings on your journey.

Another feature found in the 5 Series is BMW Live Cockpit Professional, a fully customisable aspect of the car's infotainment system that allows the driver to use voice commands such as 'Hey BMW' to bring your journey to life.

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BMW X3 2021 Front

The BMW X3 is a spacious SUV (also known as SAV, or Sports Activity Vehicle for BMW cars), that is practical yet luxurious. The X3 offers plenty of space for your family and luggage, so there is no need to sacrifice style and performance if you have a larger family.

With the BMW xDrive all-wheel system, and classic SUV design, the BMW X3 is more than capable of getting you through rougher terrain, and harsher weather conditions, thanks to the improved stability, safety, and traction that the xDrive offers.

The BMW X3 is also available as a BMW M model, the BMW X3 M Competition, which offers increased performance and a superb driving experience. With the X3 M model going from 0 to 62mph in only 3.8 seconds, you will get all the perks of an SUV but also the awe-inspiring experience of a performance-focused BMW M model.

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BMW iX 2022 Front Driving

If the BMW X3 was appealing to you, but you want an xDrive model that has lower emissions and is better for the environment, the BMW iX could be of interest.

With all the benefits of an electric vehicle such as instant torque and a near silent driving experience, alongside innovative features such as intelligent technology and an incredibly long range of 380 miles, it is hard to say no to the BMW iX.

It offers a top-of-the-range, elegant interior, a smooth and entertaining drive and plenty of high-level technology for you to enjoy, such as BMW's Shy Tech that contains nearly invisible controls at your fingertips as you drive. Alongside this, the iX also offers a spacious and comfortable interior for the whole family.

This refined and impressive xDrive model really offers everything you need from a top-level all-electric SUV.

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Find your perfect BMW with Stratstone

BMW models fitted with xDrive are known for their impressive capabilities on a range of surfaces, and with a wide range of BMW xDrive models to choose from, there is sure to be one that suits your lifestyle.

If you would like to find out more information about any of the models featured, or want to experience one yourself with a test drive, please contact your nearest Stratstone BMW retailer.