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      01-24-2021, 06:15 PM   #1
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❄️ snow + G20

Anybody dare to take their G20 out in the snow today?
I went to clear the car and then back tracked!
Mixture of not wanting to crash my brand new motor and remembering my old E90 which just used to sit in the road and go nowhere in snow!
Mine rested up today! Anybody have any pics of your snow fun?
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      01-24-2021, 06:36 PM   #2
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Anybody dare to take their G20 out in the snow today?
I went to clear the car and then back tracked!
Mixture of not wanting to crash my brand new motor and remembering my old E90 which just used to sit in the road and go nowhere in snow!
Mine rested up today! Anybody have any pics of your snow fun?
Not a chance, and moving it to get the wife's E93 with winters on was never happening.
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      01-25-2021, 01:21 AM   #3
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Anyone with the X drive give it a go in the snow?

I have the X drive, but never got round to trying it yesterday.

Interested to hear how much difference it makes in the snow.
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      01-25-2021, 02:10 AM   #4
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Not as much as winter tyres.
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      01-25-2021, 02:25 AM   #5
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G20 330e here, Iíve been out in mine, and itís been fine, obviously you have to be very gentle but I think the batteries and motor help with traction.
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      01-25-2021, 02:38 AM   #6
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Xdrive means you spin four wheels instead of 2 on Summer tyres!!

I wish my old F10 winter tyres and rims fit my G21. I couldn't get up my slightly sloping drive in my old rear drive 535d in snowy conditions without them. With them, no problem. Huge difference.
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      01-25-2021, 02:59 AM   #7
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Anyone with the X drive give it a go in the snow?

I have the X drive, but never got round to trying it yesterday.

Interested to hear how much difference it makes in the snow.
330e xdrive, summer tyres
Drive to the conditions, no Sharp braking and it's been fine
I live in a very rural setting so ha e no choice but to drive as I have to travel for work
I'm impressed so far
Wouldn't put my foot down though
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      01-25-2021, 04:07 AM   #8
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Winter tyres are the way for sure - Xdrive isn't going to help you stop!

I had winters on my G30 and it did really well in the snow
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      01-25-2021, 04:10 AM   #9
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Xdrive with winter tyres is awesome. Not quite quattro awesome but very good. Winter tyres for 2WD or 4WD make such a huge difference it probably should be a requirement as it is in much of Europe.
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      01-25-2021, 04:18 AM   #10
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We had snow up here a few weeks ago and had to do the nursery run. It was quite good uphill here the extra weight of the batteries gave me some more traction but wasn't so confident downhill. Would like some winter tyres but fairly pointless now as we live close to the city and not travelling much for work. Sheffield is hilly though!

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My F30 330e on 18's could roll around if necessary, but the G20 with 19's feels like walking on ice in high heels 🤔

Having had his and hers 3 series on the drive for the last 15 years, I found the only sensible solution (other than moving to Xdrive) is to fit winter tyres. The company won't cover the cost of winter tyres on mine, so a set of Ferric Grey MV3's with Winter Contact seem to do the trick on the E93. Apart from on ice, it feels very stable and being diesel happily pulls itself up most hills 👍🏻

School closures have meant both cars are sat doing nothing for weeks, currently freeze on a night, defrost during the day, and repeat. 😭
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      01-25-2021, 05:22 AM   #12
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I fit winter tyres every year here in Scotland. They go on wk.1 Nov and come off wk.1 April.

I'm running a stage1 320i RWD and we've quite a bit of snow so far. The rears are 275/30R20 Pirelli Sotto Zero and the fronts are 235/35R20 Sotto Zero. It goes and stops amazingly well.

Winter 2WD is far better than summer 4WD in the cold months.
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We had snow up here a few weeks ago and had to do the nursery run. It was quite good uphill here the extra weight of the batteries gave me some more traction but wasn't so confident downhill. Would like some winter tyres but fairly pointless now as we live close to the city and not travelling much for work. Sheffield is hilly though!

Weird how the camera makes the lights look like old-fashioned halogen.
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We had snow up here a few weeks ago and had to do the nursery run. It was quite good uphill here the extra weight of the batteries gave me some more traction but wasn't so confident downhill. Would like some winter tyres but fairly pointless now as we live close to the city and not travelling much for work. Sheffield is hilly though!

[img]https://i.postimg.cc/fLgVPbfD/fullsizeoutput-516.jpg[/img]
Weird how the camera makes the lights look like old-fashioned halogen.
I'm seeing the photographer being run over from behind by a PHEV / BEV running on summer 20"s 🙈
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I'm seeing the photographer being run over from behind by a PHEV / BEV running on summer 20"s 🙈
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....Winter 2WD is far better than summer 4WD in the cold months.

Exactly... you can control the vehicle and stop!
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      01-25-2021, 07:21 AM   #17
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Weird how the camera makes the lights look like old-fashioned halogen.
Had a slight filter on but they do sometimes appear more yellow in certain pictures depending on the ight conditions.
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Great pic @[Jim_330e]
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....Winter 2WD is far better than summer 4WD in the cold months.

Exactly... you can control the vehicle and stop!
I fully agree with this, as the wife's E93 with 18"winter tyres can easily out perform my sisters F16 (X6) on 20" summer tyres in every aspect 👍🏻
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Totally agree - uphill I was amazed but downhill that was not too good! Still much better than my old E90 which was awful! Was actually quite impressed with its performance! Easy does it - agree with that too.
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Took mine out this morning, didn't notice a huge benefit with having x drive, but then I didn't particularly try to find out. Unfortunately it's the other idiots that can't drive in the snow that are likely to cause more problems than tyres or whether you have 4 wheel drive in this country!
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Took mine out this morning, didn't notice a huge benefit with having x drive, but then I didn't particularly try to find out. Unfortunately it's the other idiots that can't drive in the snow that are likely to cause more problems than tyres or whether you have 4 wheel drive in this country!
Is that them parked sideways on the outside lane of the M1 with the pie chart badge 🤔
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