Originally Posted by Design1stCode2nd
Question I have is of those that use their M3's in the snow have you had a similar performance car with AWD and how did it compare?
If you like to compare it you need to drive the Audi AWD that compares with the m3 performance characteristics (HP torque etc.).
In the end as you know one needs to adopt to road conditions. I drove a Jag 3.0 X Type AWD for several years now the MB C350 4MATIC in the winter time ... you just need to be careful in the snow like with any other car.
My first M3 an e46 I purchased on the west coast and drove it home to snowy Alberta, first thing I did got a set OEM winter wheels and a good set of Michelin snow tires. After that all was well. If you want to be sure wait till it snows then test drive a m3 with snow tires (if you can find a dealer car with snow tires).