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Old 07-02-2012, 07:47 AM
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Considering an M6

Hi everyone.

In the fall I am deciding between either a 2013 650i xDrive, or the M6. Living in the NE, and given the tremendous torque these cars have, I am leaning towards AWD. But this car won't be a daily driver, and likely see <5000 miles per year, so I think a RWD car would still be doable assuming I have the right tires per season. On the other hand, I don't feel like driving my wife's car every time the weather gets hairy.

Can anyone with M6 experience living in the Northeast chime in? How does it work in the snow, assuming just a few inches and some good snow shoes? How about regular driving in the rain, or sandy/salty roads? Is traction control continually making its presence known? Can you rip out of a parking lot without breaking the arse-end out? The one good thing about the 2013 xDrive is that the HP bump is considerable, and all of it usable given the power delivery. Both cars are tremendously fast, but only one is an M.

If anyone has any experience I'd love to hear it!
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2012 650i xDrive - Loved it! 2010 535i xDrive - Very competent. Too sensible? 2008 Audi S6 - Still miss the V10.
2003 Maserati Coupe - The end of an era. 2002 Maserati Coupe - Gone and mostly forgotten. 2002 MB CLK 430 - Gone but not forgotten.
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