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

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BMW sDrive refers to the BMW two wheel drive system while BMW xDrive is their legendary, powerful AWD system. xDrive models will typically cost a little bit more, but with that slight extra cost, Jackson, WY drivers get superior wintertime and rain handling. Take in our BMW sDrive vs. xDrive comparison and after you’re done with that, consider the selection at BMW of Idaho Falls.

What is BMW sDrive?

BMW sDrive is the name that BMW gives two its two wheel drive system. For certain models, such as the BMW X2 crossover SUV, you will have the BMW sDrive system be front wheel drive. However, if you have a vehicle like the BMW 7 Series, the BMW sDrive system will be rear wheel drive to provide a more sporty two wheel drive handling. Feel free to ask a BMW of Idaho Falls sales staff which BMW sDrive experience will better fit your Bozeman, MT driving style!

What is BMW xDrive?

What sets BMW xDrive apart from the AWD competition? The xDrive system is standard on models such as the X7 and takes advantage of pioneering intelligent AWD technology from a brand that puts performance above all else. BMW xDrive works with your Dynamic Stability Control system to monitor road conditions, intelligently adapts to slippery surfaces and low traction conditions, and is able to regain control in ways that other AWD systems just can’t.

Which Models are Available with BMW xDrive and BMW sDrive?

If you’re wondering which BMW models come with BMW xDrive or BMW sDrive, we’ve got a handy guide for Butte, MT drivers who want to become more informed shoppers. Many of the BMW AWD options are available as an upgrade, while a few BMW models have BMW xDrive standard. Take a look right here:

  • Models with Standard sDrive: BMW 7 series, X1, X2, X3, X6, Z4
  • Models with Available xDrive: BMW 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, X1, X2, X3, X6
  • Models with Standard xDrive: X4, X5, X7, 8 Series

BMW xDrive Can Be Yours at BMW of Idaho Falls

Ready to experience BMW xDrive for yourself? Come on over to BMW of Idaho Falls and take in our expertly curated selection of vehicles. We’re more than happy to have you. Contact us today to learn more!

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