Albert Biermann, Head of Development at BMW M GmbH, said he would not rule out future xDrive models for ///M. Reading between the lines, as other sources have suggested, would indicate he is discussing the X3 and X1. He did confirm for us here at BimmerFile today that ///M has NO current plans to develop an ///M5 with xDrive.
Biermann added, that the ///M5 is an established product with a long storied history and they are not going to change the recipe for success. He unequivocally denied earlier reports that he had stated an all wheel drive variant of the M5 was coming in the future and gave us several reasons as to why not. The basis of his reasons were simple: an ///M5 would be no better with the added weight, complexity and drive characteristic of all wheel drive.