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Old 01-17-2011, 06:23 AM
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completely agree about the tire choice. Between the low end torque of the diesel and not starting in second gear, the test was rigged against the X3. In my experience Pirrelli snow tires suck. Plain and simple. They are geared for good performance on black top in low temps but lack the broad shoulders and siping for real snow driving. The Clubman does better with a less torquey engine even tho the tires were the same. Its all about low torque and proper gearing to get started. The 6MT in my E83 - coupled with extraordinarily good tires Nokian WR G2's -- are unstoppable in snow.
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