The decade will be almost over before BMW’s M GmbH finally delivers its first all-wheel-drive production car, its president has revealed.
Despite Audi and, more recently, Mercedes-Benz’s go-fast divisions posting dominating sales with all-wheel-drive performance cars, BMW has been left behind. Its M5, M6, M6 Cabriolet and M6 GranCoupe are all rear-drive only, and the same will apply for the M3 and M4 models it will launch at next January’s Detroit Motor Show.
“I’ve looked at the numbers and 70 to 80 percent of E63 AMGs are all-wheel drive in the US now,” Dr. Friedrich Nitschke admitted.
“On our cars we are thinking of all-wheel drive, but it won’t come before we get the successor of the M5 and M6.