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Old 01-18-2011, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bimmerdiesel View Post
My tires skid a lot when starting off from standstill or turn. I also dont go easy on accelerator till it skids 1-2 times and then I turn on DTC and go easy.

Is this skidding because of RWD or loads of torque that 335d got?
Are you using winter/snow tires? Any RWD car with proper winter tires should out-perform a FWD or even AWD car with all-season tires, given equal driver skills. The relative heft and good weight balance of the 335d (although a bit nose heavy) makes X-Drive nothing more then a marketing gimmick in all but the most severe conditions. And even then the limited ground clearance will be more of a factor then lack of AWD traction in most situations.

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