Discussion in 'Petrol Heads Forum' started by CDsDontBurn, Aug 11, 2010.
I don't mind.
So like the c-class mercs! Think it will be rear wheel drive wont it? if it is it should be ok if the right tyres are on it!
Driving a powerful rear wheel drive car in the snow with the wrong tyres isnt that easy. Although it is fun if you like donuts
Get then the E350 4MATIC CDI
I love the C class, a working man's Merc!
The C350 is an all-wheel-drive.
Well I test-drove one and I didn't like the trim on the interior, its way too simple for the cars class, the other car I was looking at was the Volvo C70 but that doesn't have a color screen for its onboard computer so I think I might have to look at something else. Guess its on to the BMW xDrive now.
in the UK, or at least in East Anglia, the C class is so common and beloved, I thoroughly enjoyed driving mine.
Try an Audi perhaps? BMWs are pretty notorious for not being good in snow and the like.
+1 for Audi's
loved my A5....
Yeah I had a look at the Audi's on the Audi site and they look interesting, the base A4 model comes with AWD too so that's good for me, gonna test drive one to check it out.
you may be pleasantly surprised....
I'm driving a 2.0 TDI A4 atm as mine is getting its brakes fixed.
Its actually ok to drive, not the quickest but appers to get good mpg and has a nice interior with loads of toys.
Still want my baby back though.... Just got some new cleaning products to use on it! (once i get my outside tap fixed, appears to have got killed by the cold weather )
It may seem slow compared to your regular drive, but compared to some of the vehicles seen above, a modern diesel A4 is damn fast
Audis have the advantage of being better built (in general) than Mercedes or Jaguars, while being better suited to British roads than BMWs.
I drove the Diesel and loved it.
Quatro or not??
I strongly disagree!
My work car is 520d and with proper winter tires it's far better car to drive than any FW driven car. Just remember to push the DTC button.
I thought BMW's were pretty good in snow from what i know.And it were Mercs that were not so good..
I have posted this one before but is well worth a repost
This is not in snow but it makes you wonder what went wrong as this is supposed to be a 4x4 !
But it the X6 cant handle grass take a look at it on snow !
I don't recall seeing this one from TG.... But seeing the Land rover come to the rescue in this vid also,makes me wonder what BMW were thinking of with the X Series of cars...
Thanks for posting it
It's especially amusing as BMW once owned Land Rover and Jaguar - those, along with Mini, were the last useful remnants of British Leyland.
The two firms have passed through a lot of ownership in recent years, and it's noticeable that after being sold, their former parent companies all conveniently come out with some new 4x4 tech
There's the Honda CRV, from the old Rover-Honda co-operation years, the BMW "X" series, which have little or no off-road ability, and now Ford's new rival to the Freelander in Europe, the "Kuga". I'm sure Tata will come out with something in the near future
But, at any rate, as far as I see it Land Rover is one of the few companies in the SUV game that actually knows what its doing when it comes to making their cars work off-road. Jeep and Mercedes perhaps have some credentials here, but other than that, most modern 4WD systems, it would seem, are designed to improve handling and stability rather than to improve traction in extreme conditions.
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