BMW Forums : BimmerForums banner


  1. BMW 2 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW F22
    Hi hope this is the correct spot as I can't see gran Tourer in the listings. I need to get a set of snow chains for my 2017 220d M Sport Gran Tourer so does anyone know the clearance between the front tyre and strut please? Cheers Jimbo
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey folks got caught out in this snow the other day my car had to be ditched away from my house, the rwd setup I found to be hopeless in the snow. People behind me had to keep getting out there cars to push me up the slightest gradient and were saying “not that bmw again!” So got to the point I...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    After having the fear of god put into me by family and friends after buying a dreaded rear wheel drive BMW as we get snow where I live, I am happy to say that it was actually possible to drive in the snow. I also didn’t end up in a fiery ball of crumpled metal at the side of the road after...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Dived out early this morning. Very little was on the roads .What was tended to be doing badly ! One jeep took out all the railings .Guess silly rims and stupid tyres didnt help. Range Rover sport going sideways trying to get up a slight slope . Me.... no trouble ! nice and easy and as quickly...
  5. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I’ve just had another pair of Conti runflats for the front of the car to match the rear I had fitted recently. They feel great but obviously they are a summer tyre and winter is on its way. We don’t get much snow here in the midlands and in the past I have run summer tyres all year round with no...
  6. BMW 2 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW F22
    Hello, Has anyone had experience with snow socks on a bow 220xd drive? How good are they in deep snow? Which tyres should you fit them on a drive car? Thanks
  7. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi all, Washed the car the other day and I usually get the pressure washer with snow foam lance out first and give the car a good covering. Then whilst it's doing its job I get my buckets and other stuff ready. I then realised I had no bloody shampoo left, usually use Maguiars gold class but...
  8. General BMW Discussions
  9. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, We have lots of steep hills around here and just want to prepare myself for any down hill snow driving. I have a 320i with sequential auto ....Is it best to crawl down in auto or to go over into manual 1st - is there any difference between them? Thanks very much Neil.
  10. BFuk Open Topic
    So had my '10 318d Msport out in the snow for the first time,haha,that is all I can say good on the flat,laughed at me when I went up a hill and had to about turn lol How does everyone else cope Sent from Free App
  11. Tyremen-Winter Tyre and Wheel Specialists
    Hi All, I am new to the Forum and I would like to thank you in advance of helping me with my enquiry. I currently own a BMW X6 3.5 Diesel, which I bought used back in November. As there is high probability I am travelling to the French Alps during March I was searching for appropriate snow...
    According to the Express we are set to have a bad spell next week: Weather forecasts predict four inches of snow as Britain prepares for the 2013 big freeze | UK | News | Daily Express No Snow? No Problem! We have 365 day returns which means if it doesn't snow you can return your unused snow...
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    HI, I am new to the forum and new to bmw as well. I had a Honda civic 2008 model before it. I had a drive to office on BMW 325i and it was reallly hard to manage on the snow. I had the DTC on. It would skid on roundabout and turning into a side road. Could some one give me suggestions on how...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Does anyone else find themselves cringing in embarrassment at the truly abysmal grip the e36 has in ice or snow? supercass:embarrassed:embarrassed
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Not sure if you can help and I've already read some stuff about this on other forums. Yesterday my car Emissions light came on... I had driven the car for about 45mins, parked up and then 30mins later moved to a different parking space and between getting back and moving it the...
  16. BFuk Open Topic
    Had the "pleasure" of driving home off night shift this morning for the first time in my 120D in the snow. The worst car I have ever driven in snow but I still love it! Luckily most people decided not to bother so I was able to give myself plenty of room from cars in front etc; Anyone else...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Anyone else regretting buying a Beemer besides me :)
  18. BFuk Open Topic
    AAARGH driving around a bend last night and boom.. understeer thought to myself WT%F its a beem surely i should've oversteered.. anyways thought brake.. abs is a slut so no effect so as i thought id rather side swipe a tree than hit it head on, i floored it, good thinking as this made me miss...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    Since owning my E36 M43 BMW I have found a few people saying 'You wont be able to use that car in the snow' Ok so all BMW's are rear wheel drive but so are Merc's and a few others and most of these come from Germany where it snows far worse than the UK. Has anyone else received negative...
  20. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    can snow foam be used in a pressurized sprayer ?. saw a clip on YouTube of someone using small hand pumped pressure sprayer and it worked ok. has anyone used this method successfully? i have one of the larger garden type pressure sprayers and was hoping to use that. cheers