| Originally posted by gonzo1184@Mar 26 2005, 07:21 PM |
I am new to BMW's and i am currently deciding between ordering the 325i and the 325xi. I was wondering if it is really worth waiting for the xi for bad weather or does the DSC system in the 325i do well in the snow? Any information would be greatly appreciated
DSC offers nothing close to what AWD does. If you truly want/need AWD, you won't be happy with just the standard traction control (DSC). Last time it snowed here I couldn't get up a simple little incline in my neighborhood. My neighbor directly across the street has an A4 Quattro - he went up it like there was no snow at all.
DSC does increase your traction in the snow vs. no traction control at all. W/O DSC on, it was like my car was on the Dyno, it wouldn't even move in the snow. DSC definitely helps, but again, it's not AWD.