2001 BMW is a front wheel drive, how it handles the snow and icey roeads?
As far as I know the 2001 (3 series) BMW is REAR wheel drive not front. If you drive a lot in the snow and ice, I recommend dedicated snow tires, not summer or All-season tires.
You can get an extra set of rims and run the winter/snow tires in the winter months, and swap the other set on for the spring through fall. If your 2001 has the optional AWD or XI, the fronts wheels do spin, 38% in the, 62% in the rear. There again, the All-season would probably do fine, but winter tires are best.
Its rear wheel drive....snow tyres the answer, BMW's are rubbish in snow
Additionally, if you find that your rear end is still lacking traction, I recommend adding bags of kitty litter, which can also be spread on the road is you lose traction. Also, canned & bottled beverages add weight while being able to be consumed in warmer weather. Four years in Minnesota taught me that lesson.
Here is another reason for rear wheel drive vs. front wheel drive in the snow. Think about police cars, tow trucks, plow trucks, and other public service vehicles. Most of which are rear wheel drive with snow tires. It's all about getting traction anyway you can.
Years of Winter high performance driving EXPERIENCE.... BLIZZAK by Bridgestone. As good as four wheel drive in the snow and better on ice! Believe it. BMW's Camaro's Corvette's and two wheel drive pick ups.Manual tranny and automatic. I now put them on every vehicle I own their own rims.
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