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Aero1 01-24-2016 07:17 PM

Digging Out: Snowmagedon
 
320 grew to the size of X5
http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f16d/NgMg08juZno.jpg

Do you think I could defrost may way out of this one?
http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f176/oQIObSJEF7k.jpg

http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f17f/je7-EpDZNFw.jpg

http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f189/8VLGL26Z_Ps.jpg

http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f192/fCqe4BvTQls.jpg

Left this bit as an ornament of the monumental effort to dig out.
http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f19b/6AdxPsz3E0I.jpg

Over 26 inches of snow! Car held it like a champ.

Aero1 01-24-2016 07:37 PM

This was my first encounter with xdrive + snow and I must say I am impressed! Snow on most streets around here is 3-8 inches deep because everyone keeps dumping snow into the street. I have watched or waited behind countless 2wd cars getting stuck. Xdrive with all seasons handled like a champ!

In my experience with Big Suvs and pickups, xdrive on f30 is almost as good as being in an SUV. Big SUVs have advantage of higher clearance, locked 4 wheel drive, and higher power. However, when compared to small SUVs, 320ix (tuned) may be even better. Low center of gravity, smart awd, and 270 ft lbs of torque!

Last few winters I just wouldn't even bother digging my fwd car out because I wouldn't be able to go in it anywhere. AWD was the main selling point of 320 for me. But there was no way to test/expeience the advantage at time of purchase. Well it did not dissapoint!

I mainly drove around in Sport+ today. Would you agree that for snow this is the way to go? I figured this gives dynamic traction control and delayed shifts for better power. Right?


Snow coming down yesterday
http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f1c9/PWHiRmmhGtk.jpg

Driving around after epic dig out.
http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f1bf/CckaTAlcf9Y.jpg

Roads still covered but xdrive is awesome.
http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f1d3/5FyhNahnigE.jpg

John MS 01-24-2016 07:59 PM

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tturedraider 01-24-2016 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aero1 (Post 9493888)
This was my first encounter with xdrive + snow and I must say I am impressed! Snow on most streets around here is 3-8 inches deep because everyone keeps dumping snow into the street. I have watched or waited behind countless 2wd cars getting stuck. Xdrive with all seasons handled like a champ!

In my experience with Big Suvs and pickups, xdrive on f30 is almost as good as being in an SUV. Big SUVs have advantage of higher clearance, locked 4 wheel drive, and higher power. However, when compared to small SUVs, 320ix (tuned) may be even better. Low center of gravity, smart awd, and 270 ft lbs of torque!

Last few winters I just wouldn't even bother digging my fwd car out because I wouldn't be able to go in it anywhere. AWD was the main selling point of 320 for me. But there was no way to test/expeience the advantage at time of purchase. Well it did not dissapoint!

I mainly drove around in Sport+ today. Would you agree that for snow this is the way to go? I figured this gives dynamic traction control and delayed shifts for better power. Right?

Right! Sport+ activates DTC, which allows some wheel spin to help get moving on slippery surfaces.

Congrats on the car! Good to hear xDrive worked well for you! Car looks almost like it's just been washed after you dug it out. Cool pics.

1northcar 01-24-2016 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Aero1 (Post 9493866)


That looks yummy. Where did you find all those vats of marshmallow creme?

openwheelracing 01-25-2016 08:43 AM

This is a time to reflect on the actual usage of garages. Shoveling snow off driveway is a whole other story though.

Jonkarn 01-25-2016 01:34 PM

Looks like Bay Ridge Brooklyn

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aero1 (Post 9493888)
This was my first encounter with xdrive + snow and I must say I am impressed! Snow on most streets around here is 3-8 inches deep because everyone keeps dumping snow into the street. I have watched or waited behind countless 2wd cars getting stuck. Xdrive with all seasons handled like a champ!

In my experience with Big Suvs and pickups, xdrive on f30 is almost as good as being in an SUV. Big SUVs have advantage of higher clearance, locked 4 wheel drive, and higher power. However, when compared to small SUVs, 320ix (tuned) may be even better. Low center of gravity, smart awd, and 270 ft lbs of torque!

Last few winters I just wouldn't even bother digging my fwd car out because I wouldn't be able to go in it anywhere. AWD was the main selling point of 320 for me. But there was no way to test/expeience the advantage at time of purchase. Well it did not dissapoint!

I mainly drove around in Sport+ today. Would you agree that for snow this is the way to go? I figured this gives dynamic traction control and delayed shifts for better power. Right?


Snow coming down yesterday
http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f1c9/PWHiRmmhGtk.jpg

Driving around after epic dig out.
http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f1bf/CckaTAlcf9Y.jpg

Roads still covered but xdrive is awesome.
http://cs630927.vk.me/v630927375/f1d3/5FyhNahnigE.jpg


steviej1 02-09-2016 05:16 PM

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I live just south of Boston, MA. That's what I went through every week in February last year. The pictures where just after two successive snow storms. By the beginning of March 2015 we had over 110" of snow. I feel you pain.
steviej

Macadamia 02-09-2016 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by John MS (Post 9493904)
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+1 :thumbup:

Parts @ Circle BMW 02-10-2016 12:56 PM

We were dealing with the same thing over here in Eatontown, NJ! Took a while to dig out. I like the progress photos of digging out your 320i!

CarlosC 02-10-2016 02:30 PM

What is all that white stuff??? ;)


Greetings from sunny San Diego! :D

Versipellis 02-10-2016 09:25 PM

You should've seen Boston last year LOL


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