What Drive Configuration Offers the Best Balance?

Each and every vehicle that operates on the road has its own power transfer system. These can route power to both front wheels, both rear wheels, or both the front and the rear wheels. Each of these power-transmission configurations brings its own set of benefits, and drawbacks, to the table.

One of the things to consider when surveying drive types is the balance of the vehicle and the intended use of a given vehicle. Balance involves how the dynamic weight of the vehicle is distributed over the tires. Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles usually have more weight over the front tires, while rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles have less weight over the front wheels.

RWD vehicles also have rear-differentials that help to offset some of the engine weight. Because of weight-distribution and differentials, RWD vehicles tend to have better overall dynamic balance than other suspension-drive types.

RWD vehicles also include many intricate parts that need regular and expert attention. At our service center, our Medford BMW drivetrain technicians are familiar with many power-transmission systems and can extend their skills to your vehicle. Visit us today for a brief, no-obligation conversation.

 
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