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westwest888
01-28-2011, 12:49 AM
A facebook post about "Cars without Quattro" featuring a bunch of BMWs with runflat summer tires stuck in snow banks. They got a 3er in there. A 5er. They did it for the lulz...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=264209&stc=1&d=1296204511
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=265744&id=96585976469

E92Submarine
01-28-2011, 03:31 AM
: popcorn:

///M-ratedE90
01-28-2011, 03:37 AM
:yawn::yawn::yawn::yawn:
:yawn::yawn::yawn::yawn:
:yawn::yawn::yawn::yawn:

So this whole audinsecurity thing goes all the way to a corporate level?

Gyroball
01-28-2011, 04:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvqQuC_8VrM

ProfessorCook
01-28-2011, 04:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmVh56_lz7w

Notice the car at 2:00 of the video.

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DougN
01-28-2011, 05:22 AM
My A4 had Quattro, and I must say that my E93 (without Quattro) feels much more stable than it did.

MrBonus
01-28-2011, 05:41 AM
Oh, one of these threads again.

johnc_22
01-28-2011, 05:46 AM
Shouldn't this be moved to the "other cars" forum?

///M-ratedE90
01-28-2011, 05:52 AM
Shouldn't this be moved to the "other cars" forum?

yup. you have to report it though. the red triangle in the right corner

furby076
01-28-2011, 06:09 AM
I saw a VW take about 30 extra minutes to get out of a parking spot yesterday. Isn't that the same thing as an audi?

hpowders
01-28-2011, 06:35 AM
Nope. VW's cost less. Why pay more for the same dismal reliability?

cwinter
01-28-2011, 06:59 AM
People actually look at corporate Facebook pages?

CALWATERBOY
01-28-2011, 07:07 AM
A facebook post about "Cars without Quattro"

Well sure...OTOH, I didn't see any Audi whizzing past.

Could a 4x4 Pickup outperform an Audi/Quattro in 12" snow? :rofl:

bimmerdiesel
01-28-2011, 07:07 AM
Frankly speaking I used to believe Audi's Quattro is far more better in unplowed roads than BMW's xdrive and obviously RWD+SNOWs. But last week when I was following A4 quattro I was sh** scared after driving half mile behind him. My RWD+Snows performed a lot better than Quattro. I think guy was on all seasons. That also confirmed my theory AWD is only useful when you are doing off road. For snow nothing can beat snow tires(+ bit of drivers intelligence)

RaceBlood
01-28-2011, 07:15 AM
Tires tires tires

Thats all that matters...

IN SNOW

E92Submarine
01-28-2011, 07:20 AM
In Audi's case, AWD is a cover-up for FWD.

AndreyATC
01-28-2011, 07:31 AM
This is funny
Especially when i passed Audi A8 sliding allover the place on the backroad

furby076
01-28-2011, 07:38 AM
This is funny
Especially when i passed Audi A8 sliding allover the place on the backroad

What the hell was an A8 doing on the road with 12+ inches of snow (18 in philly). I mean if anything that shows how dumb the driver was. Are there any kind of cars, in that category, that can do well in the snow? I mean a lambo is $250-500k and i think it pee's coolant when it senses temperatures going below 40F, let alone get snow.

In all seriousness - yea if someone wants to compare AWD vs RWD and say "look how better we are" that is dumb. COmpare apples to apples. Quattro vs X-drive - same tires - then talk crap.

Face it, VolksAudi is scared.

///M-ratedE90
01-28-2011, 07:42 AM
People actually look at corporate Facebook pages?

I think when you have an Audi, there is nothing more interesting to do...except worry about being comparable to a BMW. It is a shame, because the S4 is a good car, it just seems to warp one's mind.

beden1
01-28-2011, 08:10 AM
Tires tires tires

Thats all that matters...

IN SNOW

I agree. Our BMW 535xi and our Audi S4, both fitted with Blizzacks on all fours, are like tanks driving in the snow around the Philly suburbs.

The steep slope starting at the entrance of our driveway is the best test that I know to determine how well a vehicle maintains traction in plowed snow or icy covered surfaces.

Rating our own fleet starting with the best to last:

1.) 2001 Chevy Suburban set in high 4wd with all season tires (better clearance in snow)
2.) 2008 Chevy Tahoe set in high 4wd with all season tires (better clearance in snow)
3.) 2008 BMW 535xi with snow tires (tie)
3.) 2011 Audi S4 (tie)
4.) 2004 Subaru WRX AWD with new all season tires (slips but has traction in packed snow and icy conditions)
5.) 2011 BMW 335is with performance run flats (very little traction - I tried yesterday)
6.) 2009 Corvette ZO6 with ultra performance summer tires - forgetaboutit! :)

suju
01-28-2011, 08:14 AM
Well sure...OTOH, I didn't see any Audi whizzing past.

Could a 4x4 Pickup outperform an Audi/Quattro in 12" snow? :rofl:

Even 'em huge snow plows don't stand a chance!

ProfessorCook
01-28-2011, 09:04 AM
I fixed my link in post #5. I think this video clip says a lot about BMW.

Bremen Ben
01-28-2011, 09:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvqQuC_8VrM

Wow, the comparison is so obvious that it's not even exciting to watch. :D (ok, it's still very exciting to watch!)

WGMc
01-28-2011, 04:42 PM
Those cars don't look stuck to me they look abandoned. Probably left by their owners because traffic was not moving. Leave anything parked for a while and it will look like it became stuck in the snow.