DYNAMICS THAT STAND OUT EVERYWHERE.
THE EVOLUTION OF A REVOLUTION.
The all-wheel drive pioneer.
1985: When the BMW 325i “Allrad” is unveiled at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, its strengths are not immediately apparent. Once on the test circuit, though, the all-wheel drive newcomer displays just how much driving pleasure it offers. Its optimised traction and increased driving dynamics when cornering truly inspire the trade press. The verdict of “Auto Zeitung” at the time was: “The new master in driving performance is BMW”.
Electronics for more safety.
1991: Now the BMW 5 Series is also acquiring an all-wheel drive model: in the BMW 525iX the power distribution is controlled electronically for the first time. As a result, the response of the system is especially fast, precise and guarantees safe driving characteristics even on snow-covered roads. A superior concept that impresses from the outset.
A new class of its own.
1999: Shortly before the turn of the millennium, BMW unveiled the BMW X5. It impresses with driving dynamics that are unmatched amongst off-road vehicles. And thanks to innovative electronic control systems such as DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) leaves the competition standing – both on and off the tarmac.
All-wheel drive gets smart.
2003: Curtain up for BMW xDrive: in 2003, the newly developed drive system with variable torque distribution between front and rear axle celebrates its premiere in the new BMW X3 and in the BMW X5. It is nothing less than the birth of what still today, remains the world’s only intelligent all-wheel drive system.
Athleticism to the power of x.
2008: And once again BMW succeeds in defining an entirely new vehicle category: in 2008, the BMW X6 marks the entry of the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) onto the market – the sportiest BMW X model of all times. Dynamic Performance Control specially designed for the BMW X6 gives this athlete unique tracking stability and precision in every driving situation.
Driving pleasure in compact form.
2009: The new BMW X1, which for a long time remains the sole representative of its kind in the premium compact segment, uses BMW xDrive. The intelligent all-wheel drive can now be combined with Performance Control. The result is even greater steering precision and unprecedented handling.