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4 Wheel Drive Madness


A list of some spectacular 4x4s and some not so spectacular. | 4x4 History


1998: BMW has been developing a 4WD, wanting to compete with the likes of the Mercedes Benz M-class but without killing off its own Range Rover acquisition. The BMW X5 4x4 is powered by petrol engines up to a 4.4L V8 or diesels. It is a more car-based vehicle than the Range Rover, with independent suspension and without a two-ratio transfer case (although automatic transmission compensates for such a lack going up hill, provided that electronic gadgetry (HDC and ABS) can compensate going down hill in the rough).