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The all-wheel drive version of BMW 7-Series appears in 2009

BMW company started tests in winter conditions (in the Finnish city of Rovaniemi) to all-wheel drive version of a sedan 7-Series, informs German edition Automobilwoche referring to the statement of representatives of DM. It is expected that the car will be presented in October of next year on motorshou in Frankfurt then in the European market its sales begin.
the novelty receives all wheel drive system xDrive, thus in usual conditions the engine twisting moment will be distributed between a lobby and a rear axle in proportions 30:70, instead of 40:60 as on other models of BMW. Besides, the weight of new version of “seven“ in comparison with other versions increases on 50 kgs, (the road gleam and fuel consumption increases by 0,2-0,4 litres), and also there will be a help system at descent from a downslope - Hill Descent Control.
As informs Automobilwoche, the prototype of all-wheel drive “seven“ of BMW is equipped by the 407-strong eight-cylinder motor which, predictably, begins to be offered and for the serial car. What else engines from scale 7-Series will be accessible to versions with an all wheel drive, yet is not informed.
surcharge for an all wheel drive for BMW 7-Series makes in Europe from 2500 to 2800 euros.