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Thanks to the added traction of the system, the M235i xDrive, which comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, will accelerate to 62 mph from rest in just 4.6 seconds. That’s 0.2 of a second faster than the rear-wheel-drive model.
For more on the M235i, be sure to read our first drive report.
BMW has also confirmed that its intelligent all-wheel-drive system will be offered on the 2-Series Convertible, which is due for a reveal later this year. Further down the track, expect to see the entry-level 228i coupe also have an xDrive option. The car already has an available Track Handling Package too.