Originally Posted by Petlizard
Option #2 appears to be more popular. I must admit that it's a more desirable one for me too. I just hope that the m3 can handle winter decently with a proper set of snow tires.
In Colorado right now, drive the m3 daily with some Dunlop 3d winter sports and it does better then the a4 my wife drives with all seasons.
Unless there is more the 3-4 inches unplowed on the roads, you won't have any problems at all.