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BMW sDrive vs. xDrive: BMW AWD

2021 BMW X5 M

Whether you’ve got your eye on a BMW sports car or an SUV, you have many different options at BMW of Gwinnett Place. And one of the questions we get is “What’s the difference between BMW sDrive vs. xDrive BMW AWD?” Both drivetrain systems deliver terrific performance, but they differ in their power delivery system. Let’s take a look at the key differences between the BMW xDrive and sDrive, and see which one is the right choice for your Marietta travels.

What is BMW sDrive?

BMW sDrive is a two-wheel drive system. This means that the engine sends power to two out of the four total wheels. For most BMW models, the BMW sDrive system denotes a rear-wheel drive configuration. Rear-wheel drive is typically used for sports cars and other performance-minded vehicles, and you can find it on models like:

What is BMW xDrive?

While BMW sDrive sends its power to just two wheels, the BMW xDrive system sends power to all four wheels independently. This allows drivers more control on the Smyrna roads. In normal driving conditions, the BMW xDrive system sends 40% of its power to the front wheels and 60% to the rear wheels. When the vehicle detects slippery roads or muddy conditions as you drive through Alpharetta, the power redistributes automatically to optimize traction and handling. And while you can add BMW xDrive to any of the models above, you’ll find xDrive standard on the following:

Find Your Next BMW at BMW of Gwinnett Place

So, which should you choose between the BMW sDrive vs. xDrive BMW AWD? In the end, there’s no right or wrong answer. But, the team at BMW of Gwinnett Place can help you find the right configuration for your unique driving needs. Contact us for more information about BMW technology, and we can set you up with a test drive in different models to help you discover your new favorite. You can also browse our new BMW inventory online, so reach out to us in Duluth at any time.


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