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Future BMW M cars to be all wheel drive

Future BMW M cars to be all wheel drive

 

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According to Frank Van Meel CEO of the M division in BMW all the future M division cars will be all-wheel drive. New car also comes with autonomous technology but will not compromise the driver engagement at all. It is likely to be first featured on the new BMW M5. The cars will also be as rear wheel drive as standard.

 

The main reason M Division cars gets an optional all-wheel drive option is the growing power outputs. Frank did reveal that it is becoming a little harder to sell the M division cars in Canada and Switzerland. They got a point, more than 600bhp driven only by rear wheels can be a bit handful. Going the four wheel drive for the M division cars was never the first choice. Their engineers are working hard to improve traction, stability control and torque vectoring system. But as it turns out going all-wheel drive was inevitable.

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The all-wheel drive system will not be named as xDrive for sure. The nomenclature of their new all-wheel drive system will definitely emphasise the rear wheel drive setup. All this technology will be made from ground up M division car won’t be borrowing any of its tech stuff from i-division. Frank told media that they don’t want the car weight to increase as it will affect the handling as well as performance of the cars.

 

One thing that is sure is that the next generation 5 series will inherit autonomous system from the current 7 series and the all-new 48 volt electrical architecture. All these measures are to ensure the current demands of maximum performance while minimizing the carbon footprint.

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