Last post on Feb 08, 2012 at 6:56 PM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, BMW, Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan
#17 of 18 Re: X DRIVE TIRES [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 01, 2012 (1:24 pm)
You don't choose a RWD street car because it has any performance advantge over AWD. You choose it because it's more fun to drive.
You can never have "too much traction" when you're racing, but you can on a street car.
Several years ago I had some issues with my street tires so I drove my M on the street with my track wheels (with Toyo RA-1's) for a few weeks. The grip was phenomenal compared to my street tires but I couldn't "play" with the car at street speeds. Couldn't kick the tail out, drift, etc.
Once I got street tires back on (ultra high performance all-seasons), the fun was back. Yeah, cornering speeds were lower, but now I could "play" with the car and dance around the limits. It requires more skill and finesse and is a lot more fun.
Still, I really do want to own an AWD car...for my wife.
#18 of 18 Re: X DRIVE TIRES [fedlawman]
Feb 08, 2012 (6:56 pm)
hehe, a good punch line....and admittedly the 335xi has been mostly my wife car since for a few years I have mostly used air transportation rather than ground vehicles for my work commute/travels. It is solidly back in my control after restoring the status of a 2 car vehicles household (she wanted an SUV all along anyway and is not complaining about her new Volvo XC 60, but really learned to appreciate the ride qualities of the BMW). That said I may be very well be interested in another xDrive model, the i8 coupe that should arrive to market in the fall of 2014. As a matter of fact I should perhaps initiate an new thread on the topic of that future model.