BMW has announced the introduction of the xDrive intelligent all wheel drive systems on models that don’t have it available yet.
The list of models in cause includes the full 5 Series Gran Turismo range and the BMW 740d.
In the case of the BMW 5 Series GT the xDrive will be an option, starting June 2010, on all engines available for it, more specifically for the 3 liter diesel and the 4.4 liter petrol engine.
According to official BMW data, the 530d xDrive GT will do 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, will continue on to 146 mph and will do these feats and eventually average an estimated 41 mpg with a CO2 rating of 183 g/km. As far as the BMW 55oi xDrive GT is concerned, things are a bit different as the sprint to 60 mph from a standstill will be over in 5.4 seconds. The same can be said for the top speed which will be electronically limited to 155 mph. The green data from this beast of a car turns in at around 24 mpg and produces 275 g/km of CO2.
If you may want to have some other options you’ll have to wait for September as that’ll be the release date for the 535i and 535d versions of the GT.
Around that period, the autumn, the BMW 740d will get this option of the xDrive so that it’s 306 horsepower turbo-diesel engine can get down to road better.