Yes you will need snow tires. I have all seasons on mine and drive back and forth from school in upstate New York to home in New Jersey. During this past winter I drove through 3 snow storms and fought through hell to get home. My car was spinning out like crazy and if it wasnt for other cars on the road cutting a path for me, I would have never gotten home. Now mine is an earlier year car, but it's stock and is terrible in snow. I would recommend snow tires, esp since you live in an area which gets more snow then me.
it makes a huge difference. i live in buffalo. now i have a winter car, but last year i wasnt as lucky. though i do have a TI as well, which may have made it even worse... those things have no wieght in the back... even with snows it was tricky(and fun) sometimes.
- but really any RWD car should get snow tires if theyre gonna be driven in the winter
my 98 323 does fine in the snow. its not as bad as i expected it to be. of course i'm not driving around in more than a few inches on the roads, but hell, its a great excuse to call in to work hahahaha
AMG can't build an NA engine that can compete with M engines, so they stick in a supercharger and say their cars are faster. BMW could simply do the same, but they don't out of principle.</span>
comming from toronto canada i know a bit about snow. basically the traction control on the cars are quite good, however snow tires (im my opinion) are a must with our cars. get a good set of snow rubbers youll thank me the first big snow day.
I agree with getting a second pair of rims and snow tires and swapping them out in the winter. Plus, you can buy a second pair of "good" rims(17-18 inch) and put summer tires on them and snows on the stock ones, like me. Also sand bags in the trunk help alot too. Best thing is knowing your car. The more comfortable you are with the car the better driver you should be, by knowing the cars and your limits. I used to drive a 944 porsche and now my BMW so rear wheel drive is nothing new to me.
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