BMW have made an announcement yesterday in which they presented a price list which is of great interest to those who fancy a 5 Series with all wheel drive.
The 2010 F10 BMW 5 Series with xDrive won’t be available until October this year but having an idea of what to expect is always going to come in handy.
Let’s start from the beginning and make clear what you get for your money, before we actually say how much of it you’re going to need. The xDrive all wheel drive system available on the new F10 BMW 5 Series can utilize individual braking on the rear wheels to send torque to either side as needed to counteract any form of oversteer or understeer.
Then there’s the work of the the central clutch pack which is set by default to send 80 percent of the torque to the rear axle to minimize understeer and retain BMW’s familiar driving dynamics, and this ratio is only broken to the front when traction is running low.
It has to be said that while the new xDrive BMW is offering for the 5 Series is expected to be epic it most likely won’t be as good as the system available on the bigger brothers such as the X6 and X5. That said though, you do get a hill descent control system that will maintain a constant speed when going down a slippery grade.
Tempted yet? Well, you’ll have to dish out at least $52,775 for the 535xi or a minimum of $62,875 for the 550xi.