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

2020 BMW X1

BMW xDrive and sDrive systems both deliver steadfast handling and enhanced stability on the road in San Marcos — but what’s the difference? xDrive is a BMW AWD (all-wheel drive) system available on SUVs like the BMW X4 and select sedans. sDrive is a front-wheel drive system available on models like the BMW 7 Series.

If you’ve been behind the wheel of a BMW even just once, you know it’s an experience you never forget. Start learning about proprietary BMW performance technologies with the guide below, where we’ll compare the BMW sDrive vs. xDrive systems in detail. For more info, don’t hesitate to connect with our team as you decide which model is a perfect match for you in San Diego!

BMW xDrive

If you regularly encounter challenging road conditions or weather, you should consider a true BMW AWD system. BMW xDrive stays one step ahead with intelligent technology to monitor road conditions at all times and make timely adjustments with Dynamic Stability Control. If your wheels do slip, xDrive regains traction by redistributing torque where it’s needed between all four wheels.

BMW sDrive

While it’s not a BMW AWD system, sDrive uses similar active technology as BMW xDrive to direct power between your vehicle’s two front wheels. BMW sDrive delivers responsive handling on a wide range of road conditions, and is an ideal choice if you’re looking for maximum fuel efficiency. You’ll find standard rear-wheel drive on select sport-tuned models like the BMW i3, M2, and M4.

Which Models Have BMW xDrive?

You can enjoy the benefits of BMW xDrive or sDrive on most new BMW models. Depending on your model, BMW sDrive and xDrive systems come standard, or are available with a trim upgrade:

  • Standard sDrive:BMW 7 Series, X1, X2, X3, X5, X6, Z4
  • Available xDrive:BMW 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series, X1, X2, X3, X5, X6
  • Standard xDrive: X4, X7, i8, M5, M8, X3 M, X4 M, X5 M, X6 M
  • Standard Rear-Wheel Drive: i3, M2, M4

BMW xDrive vs. sDrive Performance Comparison

How do BMW xDrive and sDrive systems compare in terms of performance on the road in Escondido? Here’s a look at the BMW sDrive vs. xDrive specs on the BMW x1:

2020 BMW X1 with sDrive: $35,200 MSRP

  • 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds

2020 BMW X1 with xDrive: $37,200 MSRP

  • 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds

Both configurations feature an 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission with Sport and Manual driving modes.

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