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BMW sDrive vs. xDrive: What's the Difference?

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Comparing BMW sDrive vs. BMW xDrive? You’re not alone. Many Riverside area drivers spend more than a little time making this important decision. Although xDrive models are generally more expensive than their sDrive counterparts, many drivers find that BMW AWD provides a more enjoyable driving experience, along with peace of mind! Take a closer look at both options below.

BMW sDrive

Depending on the model you choose, BMW sDrive may refer to one of two different two-wheel drive systems. Models like the BMW X2 direct their power to the front wheels for an efficient and composed ride, while models like the BMW 7 Series direct their power to the rear. With the latter setup, you’ll enjoy a sporty and aggressive experience on the roads near Rye and Cos Cob.

BMW xDrive

BMW xDrive is an intelligent all-wheel drive technology that provides dramatic advantages over traditional AWD systems. So, what sets BMW AWD apart? Here, we’ve highlighted just a few of the reasons that performance enthusiasts routinely fall in love with its capabilities:

  • Along with Dynamic Stability Control, BMW xDrive automatically monitors and responds to road conditions.
  • At the same time, the system determines which wheels have the most traction at any given moment.
  • If it detects a slippery surface or changes in road quality, power is redirected in order to keep you in control.

Trying to decide between the sDrive and xDrive configurations of your favorite model? xDrive models are often heavier, and slightly less efficient. However, they almost always offer a faster 0-60 time. If you regularly have to deal with the ice and snow near Old Greenwich and Rye Brook, the extra control offered by xDrive is a significant advantage.

Which Models are Available with BMW xDrive?

Interested in finding a model with BMW all-wheel drive technology? Check the lists below to find out which models offer xDrive as a standard or available feature: Standard with BMW xDrive

  • X4
  • X7
  • I8
  • M5
  • M8
  • X3 M
  • X4 M
  • X5 M
  • X6 M

Available with BMW xDrive

  • 2 Series
  • 3 Series
  • 4 Series
  • 5 Series
  • 7 Series
  • 8 Series
  • X1
  • X2
  • X3
  • X5
  • X6

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Now that you’ve compared BMW sDrive vs. xDrive, are you ready to make a decision? Check out our new model inventory and find the model that’s right for you. Browse our virtual showroom and take the next steps today.

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