Winter Testing: BMW 750i xDrive

7-series | December 21st, 2008 by 4
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During the winter testing in Arctic Driving Center in Rovaniemi, Finland, the same Autobild fellows drove the all-wheel drive version of the new BMW 7 Series. …

During the winter testing in Arctic Driving Center in Rovaniemi, Finland, the same Autobild fellows drove the all-wheel drive version of the new BMW 7 Series. The unreleased 750i xDrive is again a car that not many journalists had the opportunity to drive. Also, not many information were known about the first 7 Series all-wheel-drive model, but we did learn a new few things.

The 750i xDrive will be available at the Frankfur Auto Show next year. The 7er xDrive will be available in both short-wheel base and of course, long-wheel base, but it will not be available in the low-end petrol and diesel models. 

Autobild says the typical RWD driving feeling stays,  while the xDrive contributes to better traction & handling in slippery conditions. The xDrive system in the new 7er distributes the torque in the basis rear-biased ratio 30:70 (instead of 40:60 like in other xDrive models). 

It sounds to me that BMW still has a few more surprises for us and the new 7 Series seems to become the perfect car that can satisfy the needs even of the most demanding customer.

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BMW 750i xDrive

BMW 750i xDrive

4 Responses to “Winter Testing: BMW 750i xDrive”

  1. bmwtechal says:

    oh great, i cant wait. something else to break and fix. (sarcasm). actually tghe xdrive system is awesome and im not surprised to see it on the F01. some other interesting info…if no one has heard BMW will also be offering 4wheel steering on the F01 at some point. thats all the info have on that, just that it is coming.

  2. clara says:

    @bmwtechal:
    4ws —- What!? For what purpose?

    That’s potentially very exciting. It can contribute quite a lot to handling, as it was used in previous Honda Prelude and 350Z designs.

    Or, do they want to use it to enhance parking manueverability, a la Knight Rider?

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