FWD vs RWD: What's the Difference?

Have you ever wondered what front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive mean? Why does the drivetrain matter? The drivetrain setup for your vehicle will determine how much power your car uses. You may want to get more fuel efficiency with a FWD. With these types of drivetrains, you don't get as much power. However, the car doesn't use as much fuel.

With rear-wheel drive (RWD), the car is pushed forward and takes up more fuel to do so. You see this with sports cars and trucks that need towing capacity. There are also all-wheel drive vehicles that have more power. You can change the drivetrain on the fly with some vehicle types.

For example, you can pick between RWD and FWD depending on what you want for fuel efficiency with some xDrive vehicles from BMW. Want to test the latest inventory? Stop by BMW of Southampton located in Southampton, NY to schedule a test drive today.

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