Listen to yourself, we are talking about driving in snow, a rwd will
not outperform awd or 4wd, even if it has spikes on the tires!! There
is no pull, only push. think about this!! regardless of how well the
tire bites, it still is only capable of pushing the car, not grabbing
up front to turn the vehicle. Its really pretty simple.
Second.. If you want to believe the studded tire report, thats fine,
but its "BS" a you put it, anything less than studs on ice (which is
what packed snow will become) will slip all over, I dont care if it has
a Jesus Juice anti slip compound sprayed on it.
GRL-- you are high as well, see my comments above, your 50/50 balance
may be a good arguement if you were talking about 4wd, but the closest
bmw has come to 50/50 is the MCoupe which is not 4wd so the 50/50
doesnt matter in the snow.
And ground clearance shouldnt have a thing to do with it, if your Lexus
has trouble when the snow is above the ground clearance level than you
must have a pretty poor SUV.
I can blast through snow that goes over tire height in my rovers. (but
if I stop Im screwed.)
Not trying to start a flame war here.. I love my bimmers as much as the
next guy but comparing BMW handling to any decent SUV in snow is just
Dont pretend the bimmer is something it isnt, thats what has spawn all
of these 2wd "SUVs" that are "speedy". An SUV isnt a sports car and
vice versa... you may get by in the snow but you wont out perform any
real (AWD or 4WD) suv. Its called reality.