A huge number of new cars are being sold today with the standard or optional all-wheel drive system. Consumers have identified for years the AWD system with safety on any road conditions and often proper tires are being omitted.
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Also, majority of the cars sold as new come equipped with all-season tires, a compromise that in many cases are not ideal for summer nor winter.
To prove that proper tires are more important, in some cases, than all-wheel drive systems, the folks over at Tyre Reviews took a BMW M3 and a Subaru Forrester in the snow.
The M3 runs on Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 UHP winter tires, and the Subaru Forester 2.5XT PPP is on Bridgestone Potenza RE070 UH.
And one more video of a BMW 3 Series running first on all-seasons and then on winter tires: