How does BMW xDrive work?

When you are looking for a vehicle that can handle our crazy Ontario weather, then you can’t go wrong with a BMW. For a vehicle that can handle everything from heavy rain saturated roads, potholes, blizzards, ice-covered roads, and everything else, a BMW vehicle with xDrive has got your back! If you have heard about BMW xDrive already, but you are looking for information about how it works, then you have come to the right place at Pfaff BMW Markham. At our Markham dealership, we have a very large selection of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles that feature the xDrive system. In this article by Pfaff BMW Markham, we share some information about how BMW xDrive works, and how you and your precious cargo can benefit from it! 

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What is BMW xDrive Technology?

BMW xDrive technology is an advanced, permanent all-wheel-drive system that ensures your BMW has the best possible traction at all times. This helps to keep you safe in inclement weather and in imperfect driving conditions and helps provide smooth, sporty performance. BMW xDrive technology is also efficient, ensuring that every kilowatt of power is used effectively to guide you on the road. It helps to pull you through curves and allows you to corner safely, and also lets drivers accelerate effortlessly on steep hills or slippery roads. Perfect for winter conditions in Ontario, the BMW driver can have peace of mind that their vehicle will be able to tackle icy roads and driving through snowy conditions. 

How does BMW xDrive work?

Under normal circumstances, xDrive distributes drive power between the front and rear axles in a 40:60 ratio. When road conditions change, xDrive can change this distribution to provide the most power to the axles with traction, even allocating up to 100% of its power to one axle. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) helps to regulate xDrive, using sensors to monitor road conditions and providing brake force when it detects wheel spin is likely to occur. When the BMW xDrive system detects oversteering, it can send more power to the front axle. If it detects understeering, drive power to the front axle can be reduced. This helps ensure that vehicle stability returns to normal quickly, often before the driver even notices any slippage occur.

BMW xDrive is available on a large range of BMW vehicles at Pfaff BMW Markham. If you are still looking for more information about BMW xDrive, then we encourage you to schedule a test drive on our website today. Additionally, while you are on our Pfaff BMW Markham website, click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference.

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