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  • Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 Stamford 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 and learn about the most important differences between BMW sDrive and xDrive below!

What is 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 White Plains and Darien.

What is 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 Rye and Bedford, 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 sDrive: 7 series, X1, X2, X3, X6, Z4
  • Standard with BMW xDrive: X4, X5, X7
  • Available with BMW xDrive: 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series, X1, X2, X3, X6

If you’re moving up to the brand’s celebrated M Performance line, you should know that each of the following include xDrive as standard:

  • M Models with Standard BMW xDrive: M5, M8, X3 M, X4 M, X5 M, X6 M

What’s the difference between BMW sDrive and xDrive where specs and performance are concerned? The X1 provides the perfect example:

  • X1 sDrive28i – 228 hp & 258 lb-ft of torque, 0 to 60 in 6.6 seconds, 27 mpg combined
  • X1 xDrive28i – 228 hp & 258 lb-ft of torque, 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds, 26 mpg combined

Keep in mind that, by transferring your torque to the wheels that can make the best use of it, xDrive also ensures that more of your vehicle’s power is accessible at all times.

BMW xDrive vs. AWD

What are BMW xDrive and sDrive? As you’ve now seen, these two systems are the Ultimate Driving Machine’s responses to traditional all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive setups, respectively. Still, since many brands make bold claims about their all-wheel drive systems, it can be helpful to compare BMW xDrive vs. AWD in depth:

  • Unlike traditional all-wheel drive systems, xDrive relies on a multi-disc clutch that comes mated to the drivetrain.
  • Traditional AWD and 4WD systems provide consistent power to all four wheels. If one or two wheels lose traction, that power is simply lost! xDrive eliminates this issue.
  • Allowing for a 100% transfer of power to either the front or rear axle, xDrive ensures that you never experience a loss of control. Competing systems may sometimes allow for a partial transfer of power, but with xDrive you get a faster and more satisfying shift.

Find Your New BMW in Greenwich

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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