Because it’s 90% raining , 6% sunny and 4% snow or ice.
for a “fair weather” car it makes sense. I’m not denying it’s a better choice for a drivers car. But I just don’t feel like you get the benefits on the UK roads in normal use but you have the downsides because of the usual weather conditions
I didn't specify FWD.Whether the M135i is front or rear wheel drive doesn't matter. I certainly didn't buy it because its RWD, it just happens to be.
If you can find a FWD equivalent car for the same money/spec/performance then please enlighten me.
Your point being...?XDrives are still RWD bias and only throw power to the front when you're losing grip. And well all know that Audi/Golf 4WD system is predominantly FWD too....
I didn't specify FWD.
Golf R (bit slower but realistically how often are you using the extra 25bhp)
S3 (same as above)
435D X Drive
335D X Drive
All the above are around the same performance level but I'd argue are much more suited to the daily commute. There's no need to be so defensive over your choice of car.
I like them myself but just can't see myself ever owning one.
Average price of around £15k which is the same money.You missed the bit where i said the same money. They are all significantly more expensive. I've had more manual FWD hot hatches than most people so i know how good they are. It just so happens that this one is a RWD drive auto.
As an overall package there isn't much that ticks all the boxes (for me) like the M135i, beleive me i spent months researching
Your point being...?
What's going to be better in snow as an example? M135i or ANY of the above?
And those that say M135i with snow tyres if you put snow tyres on the competition is it still better in the snow?
And the question isn't "more fun" it's about practicality. Snow is just an extreme example btw, I know we don't get THAT much here.
Is it worth throwing it in there that BMW have given up and made the M135i 4WD? I think that probably says a lot about what the average person wants from their car...
BMW seem to be pushing their X Drive stuff a lot recently. And the new 1 series is FWD, as the 2 Series mini-suv has been for a while.
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Not to bad then really, probably only cost you £1-1.5k more a year all in. It would have been more like £2.5k more expensive for me. I just figured the cost savings from the 330d over a M135i can all go towards track days in the MR2. I must say though if I ever went back to just one car I'd would 100% be a M135i as they can be a sedate commute car but can really hold there own on track days in standard guise.Last year according to the MOT I did 10.5k