Some people think I'm crazy for thinking about taking a $50k BMW to the mountain. ROAD TRIP: 2020 BMW Z4 M40i – A Tribute to Sheer Driving Pleasure By Christian Stampfer Date: October 30, 2020 TEST DRIVE: 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e Hybrid – Two Vehicles In One I did a lot of brake tests to ensure I wasn't going to slide off the road. Then drive it. With some spiked wheels and the 50:50 weight distribution, it handles fine. This preconditioning helps lessen the impact of the cold weather on the i3’s range and is highly recommended in the worst winter weather. Also, wearing a coat, I let off less body heat and find I fog the windows less. With the right tires, it will absolutely do the trick. It comes from the folks over at Tyre Reviews on YouTube, who decided to put identical Nokian tires on a BMW 3 Series xDrive and an Audi A4 Quattro and compare the cars' behavior on snow … I'd be willing to bet Subaru has sold 5x more AWD cars since about 1990, and the system is as advanced if not moreso than Audi. I take my $90K X5 5.0 skiing all the time. I think RWD too. Click “Accept cookies” to activate them or “Reject cookies” if you do not want them. I've had one winter so far with it, and with decent tires, I haven't driven anything that handled as well as it did in the snow. I'm not sure if they think I'm crazy because of the price tag or because BMWs aren't exactly known for their all wheel drive systems like subaru is. They do a great job with marketing the Quattro. We test it against Land Rover, Audi and Volvo rivals. I find, especially in the winter, it is important to keep your electric car charged up for an extra safety buffer. Once you keep these in mind though, I actually find an electric car to be a great daily driver in even the worst snow and ice that winter has thrown at us. It might be all marketing jargon, but when I think AWD, I think Audi.. The WRX is still one of the most fun cars I've ever driven, and I've driven some cool stuff. Tires have much more to do with how it will handle in the snow than the AWD. 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e Hybrid - Is This The Best X3 Model? My recommendation: Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 winter performance tires. The car’s interior can offer additional space but be sure never to stack the luggage higher than the bottom edge of the window. Also, the i3 for some reason likes to easily fog its windows, necessitating blasts from the defroster. We use cookies to optimise and continuously improve our website for individual users like you. I want something that will be fun to drive in good weather, but still provide the utility I need to get to the mountain every week. I find using the heated seats is a big help. FWIW I thought my wife's 328xi with all-seasons was horseshit in the snow. In fact, we have been daily driving a BMW i3 since 2014 when they first came out.