Future BMW M cars are set to be offered with all-wheel-drive.
The future of BMW M cars could be all-wheel-drive (AWD), according to reports.
M division chief executive (CEO) Frank Van Meel told Autocar that the all-wheel-drive offering won’t effect the driving engagement experienced in M cars.
We’ve always loved the iconic rear-wheel-drive of M cars and thankfully the German manufacturer isn’t dismissing RWD altogether – it will still be offered as the default choice, alongside the optional AWD.
AWD could be offered on the likes of the M5, alongside an increase in power.
The CEO also told the publication that it’s getting more difficult in some markets to sell RWD M cars with 600bhp and over. Seems to us that BMW are being forced to offer AWD for the people that maybe can’t handle the RWD variant…
Source – Autocar