The most powerful models of the BMW brand should use an integral transmission in the future, according to the head of the Motorsport division. Priority would however given for propulsion.
According to the interview with Frank Van Meel, head of the Division M, published in Autocar, BMW should follow his Mercedes and Audi competitors who already offer their most powerful models with AWD.
So, this AWD, she will be offered on the next M5, being finalized? Frank van Meel has in any case told Autocar that it was increasingly difficult to sell cars “M” high power propulsion in markets like Canada or Switzerland, where weather conditions make often complicated the use of a car that sends heavy cavalry to the rear wheels.
In short, the BMW M “xDrive” (the name should be different), you have to do it, for the Bavarian brand seems determined to impose. However, it will see if the smaller M3 will benefit or if this wheel drive will remain for the M5 and M6.