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Old 04-23-2013, 11:10 PM
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Mein Auto: 2013 550i xDrive
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Ok the xdrive is not 50-50 distribution. This is from a 2011 post :TJPark01
09-06-2011, 11:24 AM
This test car demonstrates what a vast improvement the new generation of BMW's xDrive hardware represents over the last. The new version employs similar hardware to last year's, but the car now sends more torque to the rear wheels during cornering and has adopted a much-faster-acting computer system. Like the old system, the 2011 535i xDrive's has a default front-to-rear torque split of 40/60 percent. During cornering, the old all-wheel-drive 535xi maintained that split, but the new system moves to a 20/80-percent split to counter the understeer that plagued the old all-wheel-drive 5. Also aiding the 5's ability to rotate fluidly is a torque-vectoring system that applies the brake to the inside rear wheel while feeding a bit more power to the rear end-and therefore to the unbraked outside wheel-to compensate for the drag. Together with the quicker computer, these two features make for a very agile sedan
2011 BMW 535i xDrive - Car & Driver (
09-06-2011, 12:34 PM

The car will handle much better with the staggered setup. Remember the stock wheel come with all season tires which in all seasons , snow.... You would want that. But that is a US thing. In the winter put on winter tires such as the Stottorzeros. You will have the best driving experience for ALL seasons.

If you have heavy snow on the ground most of the winter and want the best traction, then use the stock 19s with snow tires.

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