Winter provides the best arguments in favour of intelligent all-wheel drive, but the increased driving pleasure it offers can be enjoyed all year round.
BMW xDrive and MINI ALL4 give each of the premium brands' BMW and MINI an all-wheel drive technology, which not only optimises traction and stability on snow and ice, slippy surfaces and loose terrain, but also perceptibly increases agility on bends.
At the start of the 2012/2013 winter season, xDrive was already available for 64 BMW models, while the ALL4 system was offered for four engine variants of the MINI Countryman.
It is a constantly growing range of vehicles with permanent all-wheel drive: within the last two years alone, the BMW Group has increased the number of its all-wheel drive models by about 50 per cent.
And the current number of 68 models will be boosted once more in the spring of 2013.
In addition to the MINI Paceman with ALL4, the first xDrive models of the new BMW 3 Series Touring will also go on the market at this time.