What is BMW xDrive?
How does BMW xDrive work?
In wet, snowy, icy, or muddy conditions, it is common for a vehicle’s front or rear wheels to lose grip, meaning driving can become more challenging, worrying and even dangerous.
With BMW xDrive, intelligent Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) sensors detect when the car loses the slightest levels of grip, and before you know it, using an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch, the xDrive system diverts the power to the set of wheels that have the best traction, reacting much faster than traditional, hydraulically-operated systems.
And unlike many other all-wheel drive alternatives, BMW xDrive is a fully variable system that can shift almost 100 percent of the power to either axle, offering instantaneous and effective transfer of engine power, reducing the chance of getting stuck or losing grip.
The results in BMW xDrive models holding the road exceptionally, no matter the weather or if the road terrain becomes more challenging.
Explore the BMW xDrive range
Boasting a 5-door design with the renowned BMW DNA coursing through its veins, 1 Series has been primed for daily adventures.
Available as an elegant 2-door coupé, 4-door Gran Coupé or practical MPV, 2 Series offers a unique blend of driving thrills and everyday practicality.
2 Series Active Tourer
Intelligent technology and efficient engines, the new 2 Series Active Tourer is a perfect companion for those with an active lifestyle.
2 Series Gran Tourer
2 Series Gran Tourer models offer the additional benefit of seven seats while retaining the famed BMW driving dynamics.
Arguably the definitive compact executive saloon, BMW 3 Series couples advanced engineering and towering levels of craftsmanship.
BMW 4 Series makes an impression wherever it goes, which comes courtesy of the breathtaking appearance and unrivaled driving dynamics.
Sophistication, advanced technology and unique driving manners ensure the BMW 5 Series remains a leader in the executive saloon car class.
BMW 7 Series has been built on exclusive innovations that have been designed to ensure every journey is as effortless as the last.
Explore the BMW X Models xDrive range
A powerful design and an impressive level of practicality makes the BMW X1 a must-have for stylish families who desire a luxury SUV.
With the styling of a sleek hatchback coupled with the functional design of an SUV, BMW X2 is the family car for any occasion.
The X3 is a comfortable and roomy everyday family car that is loaded with technology, all while offering exceptional driving dynamics.
BMW X4 combines sleek coupé styling with the proportions of an SUV. The end result is a sharp look with space for the whole family.
Those looking for a large luxury SUV that delivers excellent usability and a rewarding drive should look no further than the BMW X5.
The athletic X6 couples unmistakable BMW driving characteristics with advanced technologies and exceptional everyday practicality.
Extravagant in its design and composed on the road, BMW X7 is the luxurious family car that is primed for cross country adventures.
Explore the BMW M xDrive range
Discover the legend. Witness the next chapter in the M3 story; introducing the bold new G80 BMW M3 Competition.
Discover a new performance icon. The latest BMW M4 Competition takes the BMW M4 to an all-new level of performance excellence.
With this much power and torque plus switchable all-wheel drive, the M5 Competition is better than ever.
Large, luxurious and devilishly fast, the M8 Competition is available as a Coupé, Gran Coupé and Convertible.
X3 M Competition
A performance version of BMW's mid-size SUV had the potential to be brilliant, and the X3 M Competition delivers.
X4 M Competition
Tremendously unique styling with a driving experience to match. The X4 M Competition carves its own path.
X5 M Competition
BMW's large SUV has always been a big hit with customers. Now it has big performance, too.
X6 M Competition
Imposing looks? Check. Remarkable performance? Check. The X6 M Competition delivers on every imaginable level.
Explore the BMW PHEV xDrive range
2 Series Plug-in Hybrid
Suitable for a family, the Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid can comfortably transport five people in pure electric mode for up to 32 miles.
3 Series Plug-in Hybrid
The popular 3 Series executive Saloon and Touring cars are available as plug-in hybrid models and can achieve a range of over 30 miles.
5 Series Plug-in Hybrid
The luxurious 5 Series Saloon and Touring Plug-in Hybrid models are more powerful and efficient than ever.
7 Series Plug-in Hybrid
This is not just another BMW plug-in hybrid, it is the 7 Series Plug-in Hybrid. Discover its performance and intelligent capabilities.
X1 Plug-in Hybrid
The plug-in hybrid version of the X1 is more powerful and efficient than ever, whilst still be super practical.
X2 Plug-in Hybrid
A plug-in hybrid powertrain allows this Sports Activity Coupé to reach new levels of performance with an impressive all-electric range.
X3 Plug-in Hybrid
Sure to exceed your expectations, the X3 Plug-in Hybrid is an enhanced version of the conventional SUV offering an impressive range.
X5 Plug-in Hybrid
A spacious and practical luxury performance SUV with an exceptional fully-electric range of up to 54 miles.
Explore the BMW i xDrive range
Join the evolution of the motorcar with BMW i3, the all-electric city car that is brimming with technology and clever features.
Discover the state-of-the-art BMW i4, the first fully-electric Gran Coupé. Taking practicality and dynamics to new, electrified levels.
The very first fully-electric BMW X model. The BMW iX3 takes the practicality, dynamics and technology to a whole new level.
Unlike any other vehicle, the new all-electric BMW iX is a fantastic example of what future, luxurious driving will be like.
Experience BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive
As you can see, many models in the BMW range, along with multiple models from the iconic BMW M range come with BMW xDrive, ensuring unbelievable performance can be enjoyed with the upmost safety.
To fully appreciate the cars for yourself why not get in touch with your local Stratstone BMW centre today to arrange a test drive.