In Reply to: E30 M3 Purchase posted by Art Henry on June 01, 2000 at 09:50:13:
Actually the M3 is a GOOD car for winter driving, as it has so little torque at lower rpm's, making it that much harder to spin the drive wheels when there is snow on the ground. The 50/50 weight distribution helps overall handling, braking, and steering, although it does not give you the drive wheel traction that an original Beetle or a fwd car would have (this is actually a good thing, because they all think they are invincible, just because they have the traction to get underway... they don't realize they have to steer and stop too! In that vein, SUV's are the worst offenders!). I have Pirelli Winter 210's for my car, but didn't get the chance to get on any snow last winter (got the car in December).
: Fellow BMW Enthusiasts:
: I am considering the purchase of a mid to high mileage 1988 M3 and had a few questions regarding the car's ability to be driven in the winter. I would of course mount performance snow/ice tires, but I wonder if this would be adequate to support my daily transportaitonal needs. I have a 2000 M Roadster, but that is strictly my weekend toy. I've got a 26 mile highway commute to the office (1 way) and would really like to get the M3, but question its'driveability in winter conditions. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!! P.S. This will be a great summer driver's school track car also!