2010 BMW 7 Series Will Add xDrive And M Sport Package Options
by KBB.com Editors | July 2, 2009 9:21 AM
On a mission to further bolster the appeal of its flagship sedan for 2010, BMW has just confirmed that the 750i and long-wheelbase 750Li will both be available with the latest iteration of the firm's xDrive all-wheel-drive system. This marks the first time that xDrive has been offered on any 7 Series. Normally delivering power in a 40/60-percent front/rear split, the computer-controlled xDrive can instantly vary that ratio to 20/80 depending on prevailing traction conditions. In addition to putting xDrive on the option roster of 7 Series models fitted with the 4.4-liter/400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8, BMW will offer a new M Sport Package on all variants, including the new 544-horsepower twin-turbo V12 760Li revealed in March. Not quite as intense as the still-just-rumored M7, the M Sport Package does net a tasteful mix of cosmetic and functional upgrades. Interior enhancements include an M steering wheel and aluminum footrest, a unique Anthracite headliner and various unique trim bits while outside, M Sport Package kit brings a lift-reducing aero body kit and 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped with ultra-high-performance tires. While all M Sport Package cars will feature BMW's response-sharpening Dynamic Drive system, only the rear-drivers also will be fitted with the automaker's slick Active Roll Stabilization system.