|Model||BMW 3-Series 320d|
|Engine Size (cc)||2.0 litre|
|Drive type||front-wheel drive|
Additional InfoThe BMW 320d xDrive gets the same 184bhp four-cylinder diesel engine as the standard 320d saloon, but adds the security of four-wheel drive. Asking the engine to drive two extra wheels hurts efficiency, but only slightly; average economy falls from 61.4mpg to 57.6mpg, while CO2 emissions rise by 8g/km to 128g/km. We drove the saloon, but BMW has also applied the xDrive treatment to its 320d Touring, and it expects xDrive models to account for around 4% of all 3 Series cars sold in the UK. There aren't many direct rivals, but the xDrive will face competition from the 2.0 TDI quattro versions of Audi's A4 and A5 Sportback, as well as Skoda's 2.0 TDI 4WD Superb. What's the 2013 BMW 320d xDrive like to drive? The xDrive system can send up to 100% of the 320d's 280lb ft of torque to either axle to help combat any loss of traction on slippery surfaces. Most of the time, though, there's a 60/40 split in favour of the rear wheels.