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The company behind BMW X6′s amazing handling ability

BMW X6 | June 18th, 2008 by 2

  We have all seen the great reviews the BMW X6 has received from all the major car magazines, blogs or other car related websites …

The company behind BMW X6s amazing handling ability
 

We have all seen the great reviews the BMW X6 has received from all the major car magazines, blogs or other car related websites and in the same time, we learned about the amazing handling capabilities that the X6 brings to the table. 

Despite it's unusual and controversial design, the BMW X6 is a confident, purposeful looking machine. It is pretty clear that BMW's experts tuned out the X6 to the max, but what not many people don't know is that the impressive handling ability comes from the driveline componentes manufactured German mega-supplier ZF. The german manufacturer makes the DPC, short for Dynamic Performance Control, an important handling-component that controls the rear axle.

The DPC differential can actively apportion drive torque sent to the rear axle between either of the rear wheels. Without being an expert in this particular area, from my understanding, the DPC directs more torque to the rear wheel which obviously helps when cornering occurs. 

I won't get into the technical details here, but I will point you to a great article on Edmunds where the whole Dynamic Perfomance Control is explained by an industry specialist.

Bottom line is that while BMW is a great company when it comes to engineering in their cars, there are still many other manufacturers that help them achieve the status of Ultimate Driving Machine. 

[Source: Edmunds ]

Thanks for the tip Toy Yoda

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