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      11-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #23
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Just did a "moron" calculation: When the RWD would have perfect 50/50 weight distribution with about 758kgs per axle, and the extra 75kgs of the Xdrive are 2/3rd (808kgs) on front and 1/3rd (782kgs) in the back, the distri changes to 51/49%.

So actually, we're really nitpicking here I gues, well beyond the sensible difference in dynamical behaviour to my opinion, or your name should be Vettel or something.
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      11-13-2012, 03:16 AM   #24
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Just did a "moron" calculation: When the RWD would have perfect 50/50 weight distribution with about 758kgs per axle, and the extra 75kgs of the Xdrive are 2/3rd (808kgs) on front and 1/3rd (782kgs) in the back, the distri changes to 51/49%.

So actually, we're really nitpicking here I gues, well beyond the sensible difference in dynamical behaviour to my opinion, or your name should be Vettel or something.
Back in the E30 days, it was quite easy to feel the difference between the short four cylinder engine (318iS) and the long six cylinder engine (320i) from the driver seat. The difference in overall weight and how it was distributed was quite small, but the cars felt very different. The inertia from the added mass plays a part as well.

I would guess that the difference from the AWD would be similar in the F20/F21, but you would have to test it to see.
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Just did a "moron" calculation: When the RWD would have perfect 50/50 weight distribution with about 758kgs per axle, and the extra 75kgs of the Xdrive are 2/3rd (808kgs) on front and 1/3rd (782kgs) in the back, the distri changes to 51/49%.

So actually, we're really nitpicking here I gues, well beyond the sensible difference in dynamical behaviour to my opinion, or your name should be Vettel or something.

According to Sportauto German carmag a 3 door M135iA has a weight distribution of F 52.7/47.3 R.

AWD would be nice in snow and icey conditions(I had a Impreza and a 2000 S3 more tha a decade ago) but I prefer rwd for a BMW , that's why I ordered my 10th BMW today: M135iA 5 door in EB and RWD.

TBH you can and may not compare a good awd system(Nissan GTR) to what a WRC rallycar has. Let alone the Quattro(semi Haldex) and X Drive systems.

As already stated X drive provides one thing: Traction. But it's heavier. FEELS safer but sometimes it isn't....

A good set of WINTERTYRES on a RWD in bad conditions and I'm good to go.

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TBH you can and may not compare a good awd system(Nissan GTR) to what a WRC rallycar has. Let alone the Quattro(semi Haldex) and X Drive systems.
The Audi AWD system is only Haldex based on the cars with transversely mounted engine, like the A3/S3/TT. The real quattro system has TorSen differentials.
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The Audi AWD system is only Haldex based on the cars with transversely mounted engine, like the A3/S3/TT. The real quattro system has TorSen differentials.
I knew that, and you're correct. Longitudinal engines...
But at the end of the day my argument still stands, don't you think so?

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