BMW will force to choose between manual transmission and all-wheel drive systemNovember 30, 2019
For future BMW M3 and M4 as a transmission will offer manual tarnsmission on the rear wheel drive and automatic transmission with all-wheel drive system.
As previously said the head of the BMW M division, Markus Flash, the German brand is going to keep the manual transmission for the upcoming M3 sedan and M4 coupe. Now he emphasized that those who plan to buy new sports cars will be forced to put up with certain restrictions. The fact is that the all-wheel drive system M xDrive for M3 and M4 specialists of the German brand will take from older models, and, therefore, they will also acquire a drift mode with the front axle disabled. According to Flash, such versions do not need manual transmission
On the technical side, an all-wheel drive system with the ability to disable the front axle is compatible with the manual transmission, but BMW M has no doubt that such a modification will be unpopular in the car market. Mostly a manual transmission, explains Flash, is chosen by lovers of classics who expect good old drive to the rear axle from sports cars.
Surely, for the “conservative” variation, the performance of the 3-liter “six” with a turbocharger will slightly decrease – according to the brand, 500 hp requires all-wheel drive.
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