Originally Posted by Elliotdds
Just wanted to throw my 0.02 into the discussion.
I will completely echo what has been already said. I have lived 1 hour west of Chicago for most of my life. I have had as my daily driver, 1 Merc e55, 2 e60 M5's. I am taking delivery of my 2011 e90 M3 hopefully within the next couple of weeks.
All these cars have been fine in the snow. The KEY is DEDICATED SNOWS.
They really make all the difference in the world.
I have also gone from switching the rubber each and every season - to finally just purchasing a separate set of wheel, mounted with the snow tires. This perhaps is a bit more expensive initially, but the cost of 2x a year, removing, balancing and mounting snows and summer tires, was too much hassle.
With the proper rubber on the car, you really have no worries
Hope this helps
Frank I am also about 1hr West of Chicago (In West Chicago). Where are you at?