Last post on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:33 PM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#426 of 429 Re: BMW 335i VS BMW 335xi [jrw52]
May 13, 2009 (2:18 am)
Hey JRW, nope, haven't warmed up to the 335xi yet and am not likely to unless I move up into the mountains. FWIW, I lived in Chicago for over 12 years and an quite familiar with Illinois weather, and I've got to say, at its worst, Illinois weather is not as severe as the 7 New Hampshire winters I've experienced, even at their mildest.
Long story short, I guess I just enjoy RWD too much to give it up just because of a little snow.
#427 of 429 Re: BMW 335i VS BMW 335xi [shipo]
May 13, 2009 (5:06 am)
Shipo, thanks I had a feeling that would be your response!
If anyone else is still monitoring this thread who has experience with the 2009 335i with x drive, I'd be interested in hearing your perspective.
I have heard that BMW may have improved somewhat the suspension on the 335i with x drive for the 2009 model year in response to feedback from enthusiasts.
#428 of 429 Re: BMW 335i VS BMW 335xi [bruceomega]
Sep 16, 2011 (11:48 am)
I'll disagree on this. I've had and awd Infiniti FX45 with performance tires which did very well in the snow. I did skid on snowy turns when I wasn't too careful and maybe the breaking wasn't optimum, but I had no problems getting out of a foot of snow from a parallel parked spot.
On a second note, I now have 650i with sports package (performance tires) and even though I tried to not drive it in the snow, I managed just fine (driving very cautiously of course) on a few occasions that I had to drive it in the snow. Of course I wouldn't drive it in the snow at all if I lived in a terrain with more hills.
#429 of 429 Re: BMW 335i VS BMW 335xi [skydreamer]
Sep 16, 2011 (12:33 pm)
Given how bad my 5-Series (with Sport Package) was in the snow the thought running through my head while I was reading your last paragraph was, "Clearly he doesn't live where it's hilly"; and then I read your last sentence.
In my case, even with practically brand new Michelin Pilot Sports on my 5er I couldn't make it up my driveway with a quarter of an inch of snow on the surface. A set of Michelin X-Ice tires (and new wheels) later and my car was all but unstoppable in up to about eight inches of snow.