Originally Posted by merchomini
im also interested to know what most say about this....
im moving to denver soon, and when i bought my car i really wanted a rwd....but i figured if im going to be in a high snow climate maybe id get x drive......whis i did, and love, but i still want a rwd because the parts are so much more available and better.
I've been driving rear wheel drive BMWs with snows for years and there have only been a handful of times that I haven't been able to go where I want and I have never gotten stuck (but almost have).
I also tend to have a 4WD vehicle as a second or third car available and there are times I have been out in that (skiing, mountains and deep snow) and if I had been in my BMW it would not have worked until roads or parking lots were plowed.
If your BMW is your only car and RWD, I would recommend a more aggressive snow tire tread rather than a performance snow tire and you will have better results. You'll be limited then only by clearance, driving skills, ice and really, really steep hills or combinations of those things.