Hi guys, just found your forum today and was looking to purchase a bmw, hope I can get some advice. I have a Mercedes SL500 which is absolutely no good in the snow, and I hate SUV's, so needed a halfway reliable snow machine.
My cousin has a 1998 528 which he swears by in the snow, I like the car very much, but would like something with more power to it. How do you guys like the 540 in the snow? Does the traction control work well in the snow, or is it just a novelty? Can I realistically drive this car in the winter in New England?
I am also considering a 740, but looking at them both the 540 seems to be much much more attractive and sporty looking. Anyone care to give me a 540 versus 740 speech? I am quite used to my sports car and would like more of a sports car feel, but with the ability to plow thru snow in the winter.
Thanks much guys. Hopefully I can find a 1996 on up 540/740 below 18k.