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The BMW M4 Competition xDrive is reviewed on Piston Heads


The current BMW M4 model is a first for the model and brand. Traditionally, the M3 (and M4) was a rear-wheel drive company. Now, for the second generation M4, we are seeing the model offered with all-wheel drive. The big question that remains is: how does it affect the way you drive?

It is also an important question, as the M3 and M4 they are both cars intended for enthusiasts. And, as we all know, enthusiasts will notice virtually any difference in how a car drives. They’ll also notice the weight penalty incurred by the all-wheel drive system and how power is distributed between the axles. BMW says the all-wheel drive system can be transformed into an RWD at the touch of a button.

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We all know it works in the past, but it comes with a big asterisk – it’s only doable when you turn off all the electronic nannies too. This is a big risk. However, according to the video below, the system only sends power to the front wheels when the sensors on the rear axle notice a slip. And this is useful, especially when it comes to a car with 503hp and possibly colder climates. Not even necessarily cold, but rainy. In those conditions, all-wheel drive will come in handy.

Of course, there are other problems at play here as well. One of the biggest is the aforementioned weight penalty. The new Competition M4 with all-wheel drive and a mid-sized driver behind the wheel it will come dangerously close to 1.9 tonnes. This almost defeats the purpose of buying such a car, as it comes very close to the M5. Is it worth it then, at the end of the day? Let’s see what the people at Piston Heads have to say.


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