I sure hope that BMW doesn't do anything stupid. 90% plus of my driving is on dry or wet pavement or with just light snow/slush. Why do I want to spend more money for the AWD system, for the extra fuel consumption, for extra weight and a truck like extra clearance under the car for occasional deep snow? If I wanted a SUV I would have bought one. I want a choice and don't want to be force fed by BMW.