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

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Comparing BMW sDrive vs. xDrive? You’re not alone, since many new BMW models offer both drivetrains. So, will you opt for two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive? Although models with xDrive offer superior control, traction, and speed, those with sDrive might come out to be a little more efficient. Of course, this much is true where any brand’s drivetrain options are concerned. Let’s take a closer look at the unique features of the BMW 2WD and BMW AWD systems below.

BMW sDrive

BMW sDrive transmits power to two of your four wheels, and the majority of BMW sDrive models have been engineered with rear-wheel drive. However, certain sDrive models, including the 1 Series and the BMW X2, offer front-wheel drive instead. 

Unlike the single-axle drivetrains offered by many other manufacturers, BMW sDrive enhances your daily drives with torque vectoring. As a result, even the larger models in the current BMW lineup are impressively agile on Chino Hills and Corona roads.

BMW xDrive

BMW xDrive, which may also be referred to as BMW AWD, is a symmetric all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring capability. The drivetrain uses an electronically-actuated clutch pack differential to ensure that an ideal balance of torque reaches the front and rear wheels. The effects are impossible to ignore:

  • Working in concert with Dynamic Stability Control, BMW xDrive AWD monitors road conditions and adapts accordingly.
  • If slippery surfaces are detected, or if a loss of traction occurs, the system automatically adjusts itself, delivering torque to wherever it can most effectively propel you forward.

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Which Models are Available with BMW xDrive and BMW sDrive?

  • Standard sDrive: BMW sDrive comes standard on a wide variety of X Series Sport Activity Vehicles® and Sport Activity Coupes®, including the X1, X2, X3, X5, and the X6. It’s also standard on the 7 Series sedan and the Z4 roadster.
  • Available xDrive: xDrive is offered as an upgrade on all of the models identified above. It’s also an optional upgrade for the 2 Series, the 3 Series, the 4 Series, the 5 Series, and the 8 Series. 
  • Standard xDrive: Some models don’t offer sDrive, but instead come standard with BMW xDrive AWD. These include the X4, the X7, and the i8. xDrive is also standard on the M5, the M8, and the M Series variants of the X3, X4, X5, and X6.

Experience the Driving Power of a BMW in Ontario

Whether you end up choosing BMW xDrive or sDrive, you’ll enjoy a touring experience that no other brand can match! Explore our new model inventory or check out some popular comparisons to take the first steps on your new adventure in Upland.

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