Jun 21, 2010
BMW 5 Series XDrive introduced on the major markets from October. The new model, in sedan and touring can finally count on four-wheel drive, initially available for versions with 6 cylinder and 306 hp petrol 535th and 550th V8 408 hp, which will cost around 2000 Euro more than the rear-wheel drive models. The first official announcement on the American market, so we do not know if even the diesel models in Europe can now count on this option.
XDrive system is simpler than that of the X6 and does not propose the Torque Vectoring rear differential with the traction is directed normally 80% towards the rear axle, where the brakes can balance the tension between the two wheels. The system Integrated Chassis Management (ICM) perceives the phenomena of understeer and changes the distribution of traction to reduce the effect. The BMW 5 Series with XDrive will also have Hill Descent Control system for automatic speed downhill and XDrive system is coupled with 8-speed ZF automatic.