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      11-13-2012, 03:11 AM   #1
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M5 on snow/ice

i am wondering whether somebody in the forum has already experience driving the M5 on snowy/icy roads with winter tires. how does it feel? any serious traction issues due to the large torque?
thanks, peter
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      11-13-2012, 04:09 AM   #2
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i am wondering whether somebody in the forum has already experience driving the M5 on snowy/icy roads with winter tires. how does it feel? any serious traction issues due to the large torque?
thanks, peter
i only tried with stock tires after a snowfall, absolute nightmare. you could probably get by with winter tires, as long as you dont get any more than 3-4 inches of snow.

i just said screw it, parked the M5 and got an X5.
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i only tried with stock tires after a snowfall, absolute nightmare. you could probably get by with winter tires, as long as you dont get any more than 3-4 inches of snow.

i just said screw it, parked the M5 and got an X5.
I drove my e60(s) in brutal storms and it was fine - you just need really good winter rubber. Any performance stock rubber (even my 4S) is going to be horrible in ice/snow.
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      11-13-2012, 09:28 AM   #4
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i only tried with stock tires after a snowfall, absolute nightmare. you could probably get by with winter tires, as long as you dont get any more than 3-4 inches of snow.

i just said screw it, parked the M5 and got an X5.
I am getting the BMW winter tire set put on my M5 so we will see how it works out no snow in Barrie yet but its soon.
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      11-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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I am getting the BMW winter tire set put on my M5 so we will see how it works out no snow in Barrie yet but its soon.
What exactly is the "BMW winter tire set up" and what is the cost???
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      11-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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What exactly is the "BMW winter tire set up" and what is the cost???
Its the factory winter rim and tire package that the dealership offers through or by BMW specifically for the M5 as it does for all their models. I believe it is about $ 4800 dollars CDN.
I had mentioned in the prevoius post " set " not set up
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      11-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #7
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just drove in the wet and some snow on my euro delivery. Just be very judicious in how you apply the throttle. It will slip and slide quite a bit and traction control light will flash often.
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What exactly is the "BMW winter tire set up" and what is the cost???
Its the factory winter rim and tire package that the dealership offers through or by BMW specifically for the M5 as it does for all their models. I believe it is about $ 4800 dollars CDN.
I had mentioned in the prevoius post " set " not set up
My BMW wheel/tire set was $3,650.72 including tax from my dealer. They look good and I know I won't have any fitment issues.
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I paid 2880 Euro for the full set, looking awesome... actually pretty similar to the 20' but 19'
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