Permanent superior traction for even more driving pleasure: BMW M GmbH presents the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system for the new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé. That means: more performance, more driven wheels and more inimitable M feeling. Known from M automobiles like the BMW M8 Competition, the M specific all-wheel-drive system enables the new models to accelerate faster than ever before thanks to maximum traction. With the M xDrive for BMW M3 and M4, there’s also a choice of three power transmission modes – two performance-orientated 4WD modes as well as one pure 2WD mode for the especially puristic driving experience.
5 POWERFUL FACTS:
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Pictured: BMW M4 Competition Coupé with M xDrive in BMW Individual special paint finish Santorini Blue; BMW M3 Competition Sedan with M xDrive in BMW Individual special paint finish Frozen Dark Grey metallic.
BUILT FOR THE RACETRACK.
The all-wheel-drive technology in the new BMW M3 Competition Sedan with M xDrive and BMW M4 Competition Coupé with M xDrive is complemented by a double-joint spring strut front axle redesigned for these models and featuring specially adapted front axle geometry and an individually tuned steering ratio. These extensive bespoke modification ensure that the versions equipped with M xDrive stand out with their engineered-without-compromise, signature M steering characteristics.
In the default 4WD setting, the all-wheel-drive system offers maximum traction and precisely controllable handling while maintaining a distinctly rear-biased power split at all times.
Activating 4WD Sport mode directs an even greater proportion of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels, even in extremely dynamic driving situations, resulting in sharper agility. The linear build-up of lateral forces so characteristic of M models now also makes it possible to execute controlled drifts.
Drivers can also switch off the DSC system altogether and engage 2WD mode, where drive power is relayed solely to the rear wheels. If the optional M Traction Control is fitted, traction can be finely adjusted through ten stages in this setting in the same way as on the rear-wheel-drive models. This form of power transmission without any intervention from the chassis control systems to stabilise the vehicle allows seasoned drivers to enjoy a driving experience of remarkable purity and hone their skills with the help of the optional M Drift Analyser.
HIGH PERFORMANCE ON SPEED DIAL.
Drivers can set and store their preferred M xDrive mode as part of the two individual M1 and M2 configurations, together with the settings for engine characteristics, damper response, steering characteristics, braking system and other parameters. Either configuration can then be called up instantly at any time by pressing one of the two M buttons on the steering wheel.