AWD goodness: 2022 BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrive revealed
The four-wheel drive variants of the German saloon have some seriously good specs
The all-new BMW M3 and M4 have got the xDrive treatment for the first time in its 35 year history. For those of you who don't know, the xDrive variants you see here are the four wheel drive version of the M3 and M4.
But the four wheel drive isn't the main party piece. The xDrive M3 and M4 have some very juicy specs. Powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, the xDrive M3 can do 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds - a whopping 0.4 seconds quicker than the rear-wheel-drive models.
We are told that the all-wheel drive system is very rear-biased “in classic M style”. In normal mode the car will be rear wheel drive. It is in sport mode that power is fed to all four wheels.
The xDrive cars will have an active M diff and stability control which makes driving fun according to BMW. Other features include suspension geometry, new steering wheel ratio, and a a new engine oil supply system.
Another major attraction is the new control unit and wheel-slip limitation function which enhances handling and performance and enables “powering through corners in a controlled drift”. Nice.
The xDrive M3 will set you back £77,000 and M4 will cost £78,000.