I'll just say to this that after spending this winter driving my m5 on winter tires
, I'm pretty sure I want to own AWD next.
As I currently am with the m5, I have to change my driving dramatically 5 months out of the year. I can spin the rear tires
in 4th gear at 3000 rpms if I just mash it. I have to throttle lift in aggressive corners 5 months of the year. DSC engages alot. And of course the other sacrifices of winter tires
I think I'll have a better overall driving experience and joy out of an AWD car with some very serious UHPAS like michelin
pilot sport a/s or similar. The tire technology is so good that those all seasons pretty much give the performance of a mid-level summer tire when it's 40+ degrees out.
I never thought I wanted the extra weight, parasitic drag, etc. of AWD after having owned some lower power AWD vehicles. Now, after owning a really torquey car and wanting even more power in the future, I can see why AWD is a better overall drivetrain for my climate and driving enjoyment.