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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 04-18-2013, 11:25 PM
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Quattro Vs. Xdrive Test

At least one scenario in which xDrive is superior to the Q series Quattro.

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:43 AM
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I wonder if the Audi's traction control interfered by cutting power too soon upon detecting slip. That works for keeping granny safe on a wet road, but it won't get you out of mud, up a slippery hill, or off a roller trap.

Just speculating, I couldn't understand what was being said in the video.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:53 AM
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It is a con of the Torsen differential.
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I wonder if the Audi's traction control interfered by cutting power too soon upon detecting slip. That works for keeping granny safe on a wet road, but it won't get you out of mud, up a slippery hill, or off a roller trap.
This is a rather old test/video. I believe that BMW itself actually did the first one. Somewhere there's one testing Subraru, too (and possibly others.)

Traction control has nothing to do with this - it's the center differential. Note that this is different than the previous BMW system (E46) which had no ability to vary the center diff's torque outputs.

Frankly, although this shows one of the strengths of BMW's simple system, it's kind of overblown: even in my E46 330xi, I only got stuck (high-centered) once. In all other cases, due to the Pilot Alpine snow tires I had on I would run away from anyone not on snows, even your infamous GMC SUV's and all the trucks with monster tires. Tires are the ultimate arbiters of traction (and all-seasons need not apply.)
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