BMW X Range & Winter Driving Guide

Date posted: 5 October 2020

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The nights might now be longer, but that doesn’t have to mean an end to adventures on the road. In this guide, we’d like to introduce you to the family of BMW X models, from the versatile BMW X1 to the impressive X6 and showcase the intelligent all-wheel-drive BMW system, xDrive – which is no longer just restricted to SAV.

What’s more, the BMW range, including the BMW X models, is currently available at Lloyd BMW with a low-rate 2.9% APR Representative*.

We'd also like to share with you our winter driving tips and winter accessories - meaning that with Lloyd BMW and this guide, you will be at home in any environment this season.

BMW xDrive now available across the range

Nothing is as predictably unpredictable as the British weather! It’s not unusual to experience all four seasons in one day with bright sunshine one minute and torrential rain the next. That’s why it pays to be able to adapt BMW xDrive, the most intelligent all-wheel-drive system available, is no longer limited to only BMW X models such as the X1, X3, X5 and X6; BMW xDrive is available right across the range – from the sporty BMW 1 Series through to the luxurious BMW 7 Series.

What is BMW xDrive?

4WD, all-wheel drive and 4x4 are all terms that are used interchangeably, but all equate to the same thing. BMW xDrive is powered by an extra layer of intelligence, making it one of the most technically advanced all-wheel drive systems in the segment.

Reacting in the blink of an eye to changing driving conditions, BMW xDrive balances power between all the wheels to deliver the performance you'd expect from the ultimate driving machine without compromising efficiency. By permanently monitoring which tyres have the most traction and reacting in milliseconds to any loss of grip, the xDrive system subtly shifts the car's power to the appropriate axle for maximum road-holding, whatever the driving conditions.

Moreover, unlike many all-wheel-drive systems, xDrive is fully variable so it eliminates virtually all understeer as the front wheels only receive power when required. To experience perfect driving in imperfect driving conditions this autumn and winter, please call us or drop into your local Lloyd BMW dealership and speak to one of the Sales team who would be happy to arrange a test drive^ for you in one of our xDrive models.

BMW M xDrive

In addition to BMW xDrive, there is also BMW M xDrive. This has been specifically engineered with the ambition of enhancing the driving experience, as expected of all BMW M products. Thanks to the central driving dynamics management system, which ensures that all of the data from the various driver systems are controlled through one centralised hub, M xDrive has the power to adjust the vehicle driving dynamics and settings to match the conditions. 

BMW X Range 

BMW X models are about leaving the beaten track to explore a world of possibilities. And thanks to the intelligent all-wheel-drive system xDrive and highly efficient engines, they are at home in almost every environment.

The BMW X Range is now available at Lloyd BMW with a low-rate 2.9% APR Representative*.


Explore with greater confidence thanks to the BMW X1. While living up to its legacy of being a compact and versatile off-road SAV, it has also maintained its powerful BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and intelligent BMW EfficientDynamics. Add to this a new look and feel, with expressive contours and spacious interiors, and the BMW X1 is ready for whatever life throws at it.

Available at Lloyd BMW from £4,659 deposit and £339 per month, with a low rate 2.9% APR Representative*.


Unleash your inner rebel with the first-ever BMW X2. With agile dynamics, tremendous pulling power and high-precision handling, this athletic Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) is ready to go beyond the everyday commute and get adventurous. And for the first time ever within the BMW X family, it is also available as an M Sport X model. Ready to break some rules?

Available at Lloyd BMW from £4,769 deposit and £319 per month, with a low rate 2.9% APR Representative*.


A tough competitor in the SAV class, the BMW X3 sets standards for versatility, adventure and driving passion. And in doing so, raises driving pleasure to new levels.
With BMW’s intelligent xDrive, semi-autonomous driving systems, enhanced aerodynamics, and a BMW TwinPower Turbo in-line six-cylinder diesel engine, the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is clearly on a mission to deliver an unrivalled driving experience.

Available at Lloyd BMW from £4,729 deposit and £469 per month, with a low rate 2.9% APR Representative*.


Take your passion for driving even further with the BMW X4. Accelerating from 0 to 62mph in just 4.9 seconds** and boasting a wider stance for superior handling, this Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) has plenty of attitude and is ready to conquer the road.

Available at Lloyd BMW from £4,499 deposit and £489 per month, with a low rate 2.9% APR Representative*.


Forget what you know about sports activity vehicles, the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) has been redesigned and rebuilt from the wheels up and has new levels of luxury, connectivity and performance. Whatever adventures lie ahead, know you can.

Available at Lloyd BMW from £4,879 deposit and £659 per month, with a low rate 2.9% APR Representative*.


There is no mistaking the new BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupé. Amongst a raft of enhancements, its rare presence is amplified especially by a pronounced athletic design language, outstanding off-road capabilities, and a new optional Iconic Glow Kidney Grille, which simply dazzles. This is BMW at its boldest.

Available at Lloyd BMW with a low rate 2.9% APR Representative*.


Luxury gets adventurous with the BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). Oozing extravagance and refinement, it takes the familiar and impressive X model confidence and infuses it with pure opulence. Designed to elevate every moment of the journey, discover a new echelon of driving pleasure.

Available at Lloyd BMW with a low rate 2.9% APR Representative*.


We’ve also compiled our top tips for winter driving so you can be even more prepared for any winter weather. It’s not all about preparing for the weather either, winter can sometimes provide us with those beautiful, crisp, sunny days which often provide the opportunity for some truly memorable driving. Careful preparation will make the most of your winter adventures!
1. Make sure that the boot is stocked with winter safety essentials – an ice scraper, a first-aid kit, and the usual blanket/hat/gloves/torch/emergency food pack.

2. Have the battery tested and replace it if there is even a hint of doubt as to its condition – the cold will exacerbate any existing issues, plus the added drain of the heater, fans and lights will place extra strain on the alternator.

3. Replace windscreen wipes – if there’s been heavy rain then your wiper blades might need to be replaced

4. Check your windscreen washer fluid – as it gets wetter, the water thrown up from the ground gets dirtier and causes build-up on the windscreen

5. Check your antifreeze – ensure the fluid levels are adequate to prevent freezing

6. Check your oil monthly

7. Inspect your brakes – brakes which are not in tip-top condition can cause accidents in winter driving conditions

8. Tyre checks – check the tyre tread and pressure of your tyres

9. Have winter tyres installed – winter tyres are great for winter driving and can help with traction in snow and ice

10. On convertibles and BMWs with frameless door windows, apply Vaseline to the seals where the door glass meets the roof – this will help to repel water and will keep the seals supple in the cold.

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The Winter season can be hard on cars, and getting your luxury vehicle through the colder months unscathed takes planning. While you can’t completely eliminate the potential damage winter might do to your car, you can minimize the damage caused by things like salt and ice with the right accessories. Safely navigate winter’s hazardous conditions this year and come out on the other side with a car that looks like new.

Our superb selection of Winter Accessories includes Winter wheels and tyres, rubber floor mats, boot liners, mud flaps and more.

Official fuel economy figures for the entire BMW range, inclusive of PHEV, M, and I models: Urban 15.3–72.4mpg (18.4–3.9 l/100km). Extra Urban29.4–72.4mpg (9.6–3.9 l/100km). Combined 22.0–470.8mpg (12.8–0.61 l/100km) incl PHEVs. CO2 emissions 294–0g/km. 

Figures are obtained in a standardised test cycle. They are intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not be representative of what a user achieves under usual driving conditions.

 ^Test drive terms and conditions apply. 

*Representative 2.9% APR available on a BMW Select agreement on all new BMW vehicles ordered between 01 October and 31 December 2020 and registered by 31 March 2021 (subject to availability). Retail customers only. Optional final payment not payable if you opt to return the vehicle at the end of the agreement (vehicle condition, excess mileage, and other charges may be payable). Finance available subject to credit acceptance to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn, or extended at any time. ‘BMW Select’ is a form of hire purchase agreement provided by BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited, Summit ONE Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0FB. You will have a 14-day statutory right to withdraw from the agreement. Lloyd Motor Group, trading as Lloyd BMW, commonly introduces customers to a selected panel of lenders including BMW Financial Services. We may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to such lenders. This introduction does not amount to independent financial advice. 

**Maximum two litre top-up per fluid. ††AdBlue top-up only applies to certain models. ^^Offer ends 31 December 2020. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
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