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Re: anyone feel dangerous in adverse weather (archive)

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Posted by John Feng on December 15, 2000 at 14:21:46:

In Reply to: Re: anyone feel dangerous in adverse weather posted by Juu on December 15, 2000 at 14:02:57:

> but it behaves amazingly well in rain.

Yes, I think all BMW's are superb wet weather
cars.

> With the ASC on the slides are minimal - I've
> only managed to introduce an unexpected slide
> once

On ice or snow, you'll be able to induce a large
amount of sliding even with ASC or ASC+T. You can still spin out with ASC or ASC+T (or
with ESP or whatever it's called). These
systems are a trememdous benefit, but they're
still limited.


> I'm not sure whether ASC+T would help,

It does engine power reduction, but it also
still does rear wheel braking.

> Snow tyres are a must (I wrecked a E30 318i by
>having summer tires & braking when not supposed

You sound like a pretty intelligent driver.

> Also, the E34 seems to be a well balanced beast
Yes, but it's HEAVY -- more inertia to deal with.

John


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