Agreed; my old 550 with snow tires could go just about anywhere in the Montana winter. Last year we did a 750 ED in December/January with Jon's snow rubber and I was amazed how much traction we had, including trips through the alps and ski locations. No problem with real winter tires.
Originally Posted by Jon90
I wouldn't lose hope yet at all. With true snow tires
(not M+S rated all-seasons) I bet-- barring really horrific conditions-- you'll be fine in your nice, heavy, M5. Sure you may have to change things around a bit on your itinerary, but I bet you'll be fine and have a great time.
UPDATE: Clear skies this morning... the efficient München road crews worked their magic with salt and plows overnight; the roads are clear
'13 X5M - carbon black over black • BBS SV • "it's our truck"
'13 X5 35i - alpine white over black • X5M wheels & tires • "it's our car"
'12 650 vert - alpine white over cinnamon • 6 speed manual • Münich delivery
'11 Z4 - mojave over beige • 6 speed manual • Münich delivery
...and a bunch of old English motorcycles
Last edited by dkreidel; 12-12-2012 at 12:41 AM.