Thread: 535i and Snow
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      01-07-2013, 11:29 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by The X Men View Post
If your logic is correct, then a FWD car can go up a snowy hill as well as a AWD, which is not the case.
You are incorrect. Some of the front weight on a car is transferred to the rear on an incline. A FWD drive car will not have all the weight in the front axle when traveling up a hill whereas a rear engined car will not only have all of the rear weight, it also will carry a part of the front car weight. Have you wondered why front brakes are responsible for 80 to 85% of the car's braking ability? Same principle.