2015 Subaru WRX STI vs BMW M4 in the snow: Who wins? [video]
Even though it’s spring, in the Rocky Mountains, it can still snow a foot or more. March and April are the snowiest months in Colorado and also in many of the mountain states out west. This weekend brings a wet dumping snowstorm that is a reminder to those who live in the mountain states, they should keep their winter tires on until May 1.
Everyone should know that an all-wheel-drive performance car with summer tires is useless in a wet spring snowstorm. Nick Murray even calls this test rather “pointless” and still wants to find out if a 2015 Subaru WRX STI all-wheel-drive vehicle with summer tires will beat a BMW M4 rear drive car with snow tires.
Many Subaru WRX/STI owners have already swapped out those winter tires and put on their summer performance tires. These late spring snow storms, especially in the Rocky Mountains, will definitely make it challenging for those taking their performance cars out because that snow is wet and slick. Check out the fun but pointless video below and see what happens.
Just because you have AWD, doesn’t mean you will get to your winter destination safely. Informed drivers know that a front drive or even a rear-wheel drive car like the rear-drive BMW M4 with good snow tires will outperform an all-wheel-drive car with all-season tires in the snow.
Snow, ice, and frozen roads present dangerous driving conditions, and if you venture out without the right tires, even a Subaru all-wheel-drive vehicle will...read more.
The 2015 Subaru WRX STI comes standard with 245/40 R18 97W summer-performance tires which are great for dry roads. Take those summer tires out in a spring snow storm, and you’ll be stuck in a heartbeat. Wrap a set of Blizzak tires around those WRX STI BBS alloy wheels and the standard Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system will perform better than any other performance car on the planet.