BMW X Drive vehicles have become more and more popular over the past few years and are now in direct competition to Audi who were the forefathers in this sector with their Quattro vehicles. It’s not just the bigger X3 and X5 models that have this system but now BMW offer it on the smaller models such as the 1, 3, 4 and for the first time in the UK market the new 5 Series G30.
X Drive is an extremely intelligent system which works by providing variable torque split between the front and rear axles through the use of a multi-plate wet clutch located in the gearbox on the output to the front drive shaft.
The system is complex and relies on feedback via the DSC (Traction Control system) this information is supplied from the wheel speed sensors which calculate the rolling circumference from the wheels and tyres as the vehicle is in motion.
At Turner Automotive we have years of experience in diagnosing and repairing all manner of X Drive related complaints which can often be misinterpreted as an engine misfire. If you have an X Drive vehicle and are suffering from a “growling” or “grouching” type noise mainly when parking or on full steering lock pop in for a chat and will be happy to offer advice and guidance on the issue and options for repair.
Call now on 0208 894 0000.