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    Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    Without our X6, I wouldn't have made it off our parking lot at our austrian ski resort.

    No chance without snow chains either.

    I love SUVs. Smiley

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    A bunch of tourists putting on snow chains when they realized that they can't go up a 17% inclination hill without snow chains. Smiley I would have loved to see their faces at the top of the hill where the snow was partially so high that it was almost impossible to get through in our SUV. Smiley

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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    It looks like the skiing is going to be great tomorrow


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    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    Wow Christian Smiley what a beautiful road that is.


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    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    Beautiful road indeed but also very dangerous. Average inclination is 13% and sometimes, the road is completely closed because you can't drive on it when it is too slippery. This is why the police is monitoring this street, to make sure that tourists do the right thing (and of course to fill up their empty state pockets ).

    No skiing I'm afraid, I'm back home and tomorrow I need to work again.

    Next stop: Miami Beach.  

    Here's a photo of my wife and daugther showing the beauty of the region.

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    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    Awesome Smiley I can't believe she is as tall as her mommy.


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    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    Why are those chains around the rear wheels mate? Most 4x4 manufacturers state the opposite...


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    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    REALZEUS:

    Why are those chains around the rear wheels mate? Most 4x4 manufacturers state the opposite...

     

    Read the BMW X6 manual, mate.  Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    It just seemed weird to me. My Land Rover wants those chains around its front wheels.


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    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    A police man actually told me that Austrian law requires FOUR chains on 4WD vehicles but I don't know if this is true. It would make sense but I know a couple of 4WD cars where you can't (for technical reasons) mount chains on more than a specific axle. Weird.

    Yes, BMW requires the snow chains to be mounted on the rear wheels. Same for the X5 and X6.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    Ron (Houston):

    Awesome Smiley I can't believe she is as tall as her mommy.

     

    Not quite, Ron. She has however the same temper. Smiley Smiley

    Still waiting to see more photos from YOUR family somewhere... ?! Smiley

     


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    The reasoning behind mounting snow chains on the front wheels is that you always have steer and braking. Around all 4 wheels is technically the best solutions, but that's an overkill unless you are in an Arctic epxedition or something... lol


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    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    As a little sidenote: today I fueled up the X6 35d and fuel (Diesel) consumption was 10 liter / 100 km.   I drove the X6 35d as fast as possible, we had some traffic jams but most of the time I was driving at speeds of around 120-150 kph. Very impressive consumption for a 2.3 t truck with a bi-turbo charged 286 HP Diesel engine.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    RC:
    REALZEUS:

    Why are those chains around the rear wheels mate? Most 4x4 manufacturers state the opposite...

     

    Read the BMW X6 manual, mate.  Smiley


    For grip, REALZEUS, me oll mucker.....Smiley...


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    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    Sorry to ask but dont you have ice and snow Tyres?

     

    I use on my ML 350 SUV vredestein tyres (Wintrack X 4 extreme) and I have been through the worst conditions both in Italy and Swizeralnd.

     

    To me there is no substitute and I do not use chains anymore.

     

    Hope you have had a nice ski


    Re: Why a SUV/SAV like the X5/X6 is still the best choice during winter time

    FLORENT KAVADAS:

    Sorry to ask but dont you have ice and snow Tyres?

    Of course I have winter tires but they help only up to a certain level of snow/ice. 

    Not sure if you are aware of what ice can do on a road with a 13-18% inclination. 

    You should also be aware that you are obliged to mount snow chains if the law requests it. The X3 driver from Munich who didn't respect that, paid 250(!) EUR to the police who was waiting 50 m outside of our hotel parking lot.  Smiley

    When driving to Austria or Switzerland I ALWAYS have snow chains with me. In some regions, it is the LAW and the local police doesn't care if you're just a tourist. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


     
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