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BMW adds xDrive technology to 220d and 225i Active Tourer models

ABR Staff Writer Published 01 December 2014

BMW has unveiled 220d and 225i Active Tourer models with xDrive technology, debuting the technology on a front-wheel drive vehicle with transversally installed engines.

BMW 220d xDrive Active Tourer

The xDrive technology is designed to provide enhanced cornering dynamics and high degree of functionality to the vehicles and is expected to reduce system-related losses, weight and emission levels.

According to BMW, the active tourer meets the driving dynamics required in a vehicle due to its three- and four-cylinder engines which is fuel efficient and provides high performance characteristics.

The four-wheel drive system improves the vehicles traction, vehicle stability and cornering dynamics.

BMW 225i xDrive Active Tourer is expected to have fuel Consumption of 6,5-6,4 l/100 km and CO2 emissions combined: 152-148 g/km and the BMW 220d xDrive Active Tourer is expected to have fuel consumption of 4,8-4,6 l/100km and CO2 emissions combined: 127-122 g/km.

Both the models featuring xDrive technology will be equipped with power units to improve traction, cornering dynamics, and vehicle stability and will feature 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

BMW 220d and 225i Active Tourer has slender architecture and has been built using lightweight components which requires low amount of space by the new four-wheel drive system.

The vehicles also feature angular gear and two-part cardan shaft, electro-hydraulically controlled,and multiple-disk clutch with a spring-loaded efficient valve which is designed to reduce oil splash losses.

Image: BMW 220d xDrive Active Tourer and the new BMW 225i xDrive Active Tourer. Photo: courtesy of Chris BMW.