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E70 X5 M and E71 X6 M (2010 - 2015)
The BMW X5 M and X6 M are the first xDrive all-wheel-drive vehicles from M GmbH. The M variants offers the same utility as the regular X5 and X6, with the addition of the V8 M TwinPower Turbo, a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 delivering 560 horsepower and 500 lb·ft of torque.

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Old 10-16-2013, 02:40 PM
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Nope Just the story I related...
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:26 PM
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Have you driven the M yet in the snow and did you leave the performance tires on? I didn't want to get into a situation where I have an extra set of wheels and tires. They made it sound like I can't mount and dismount run-flats, which I heard you can't. So long story short, have you driven in the snow with the M performance tires and are they needing to be changed out for the winter?

I thought the X6 M and X5 M's tires were sufficient in the snow?
No not yet, but it has the exact same Bridgestone Dueler RFT tires and wheel size as my prior X5 50i Sport Activity Package and drives similarly in normal D mode. It won't be any different and I had no problems with my prior in any amount of snow the past three winters here. I grew up driving in winter snow in rwd and fwd vehicles, so if anything, I look forward to winter driving. Bring it on! (just hit my local ski swap last weekend too, so I'm in the mood for skiing out west again)

No plans to push the M button with snowy roads tho...unless a wide open parking lot!
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:34 PM
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Hey pa50i-

That's good to know... I was hoping to throw snow tires on. I got confirmation from a decent tire place in my area that they can dismount and mount run-flats w/o an issue.

Your summer tires never gave you a problem in the PA weather at low temperatures?
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:50 PM
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I'm not saying it's a US Ski Team certified Subaru, but nothing unexpected since I tend to drive with good caution in snow/ice. I'm more concerned with other drivers on bald tires around me than my own snow driving.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:57 PM
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Thats how I feel exactly and drive the same way in the winter. Thank you for adding that piece of mind. I had my dealer seek out any 2013 X5 M's within a 400 mi. radius. I'll see what they come back with, worst case scenario I'll be building out an X6 M.
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