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summit425
04-05-2008, 05:14 PM
do you think I can drive BMW Z4 in winter with snow tires??

Last christmas I had hard time driving my 3 series when I had to take my sister to the airport. (mass snow storm).

Now do you think I can drive Z4 in winter (snow storm situation)??

Anyone tried it?

AceOfSpades
04-05-2008, 05:20 PM
flame suit on, i've driven my car in a snowstorm with summer tires wasn't too bad

summit425
04-05-2008, 05:21 PM
flame suit on, i've driven my car in a snowstorm with summer tires wasn't too bad

you drive z4??

bimmerjoe
04-05-2008, 05:35 PM
driving a z4 in the winter is a bad idea.. the car is so light it wont move... this is from personal experience

BimmerboyPH
04-05-2008, 07:03 PM
I know a few ppl that do it, I havent herad many complaints from them.

propr'one
04-05-2008, 07:23 PM
buy a beater.

AMG_POWER
04-05-2008, 07:50 PM
Back in a day I drove my E55 with summer tires, wasnt bad either... Looking forward driving M5 with snows!

Acidblast
04-05-2008, 08:03 PM
slap some good winter tires and you should be good. all bmw's are tested in cold weather climate. so i'm sure it will be okay

hadesm5
04-05-2008, 08:49 PM
i dont see any reason why it would be worse than any other car. it might be even better if it is predictable. so long as you have the right equipment and drive smart, you're safe

v_bimmer
04-05-2008, 08:50 PM
i dont see any reason why it would be worse than any other car. it might be even better if it is predictable. so long as you have the right equipment and drive smart, you're safe

totally agree, i dont think you need a winter beater if you have the right snow tires and other winte equipment!!*th-up*

DAM
04-05-2008, 09:24 PM
It's ok to drive a Z4 in the winter, or summer for that matter, as long as your are a chick

Kidding, I'd rock one. Not personally sure about winter driving, I am sure traction wise you would be fine, but snow accumulation wise you might get hung if there is a lot. But when there is that much snow, people are advised not to drive anyways, so you will have an excuse as to why you didn't get to work, or get the groceries if that is your type of thing....

summit425
04-05-2008, 09:45 PM
My e46 coupe is already low and dragging all the snows near my condo area.. (somehow city snow swap truck doesn't come) and reall really hard time get out of the street. I had a set of snow tires and it was even very very hard to get into the garage. Now my e46 is dragging snow like that then z4 should be lower than my e46.

I don't live in a house and I live in a condo. Usually lots of snow where the garage enterance is.

Last Christmas someone has to push my car from the back cuz I was stuck in the snow.

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/5690/1111ii4.jpg

snow truck just ignor dalhousie st. so basically I am ****ed during snow storm. Major snow piles are A and B.

Qube
04-05-2008, 09:53 PM
You'll be fine with good narrow snow tires. Two 'young ladies' in my building each drive one and they fare just fine.

carjoe
04-05-2008, 10:26 PM
Can you put a bit of weight in the back?

Wait a sec, why are we even talking about this? It's Spring!

summit425
04-05-2008, 11:15 PM
Can you put a bit of weight in the back?

Wait a sec, why are we even talking about this? It's Spring!

worry about next year lol

Sneaky
04-06-2008, 02:28 AM
Its not a good idea have a z4 as ur only car.



That said id still drive a z4 M coupe as my daily through summer and winter!