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Old 03-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by lcoleman View Post
XIs suck. Just my $.02. A RWD model with snows will run circles around an XI with all-seasons in all but the absolute worst conditions.

Similarly shoed and otherwise equipped, a 330i will outperform 330xi in dry conditions. But, the margin isn't what I'd call "running circles".

In poor conditions (i.e. just about anything wet), the xi will outperform the RWD. The margin being greater and greater as the conditions get worse and worse. Been there, seen it, done it.

I'm not entirely convinced that RWD with snows would outperform AWD with all-seasons in any case. I've never taken snows to the track but I'd imagine they'd perform pretty poorly.
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