My Cardiff Green (Smokey green/ Maroon Brown) arrived last Thursday, just ahead of the polar vortex. The color really pops in the snow, thought I’d show off a few pics:
GenesisFan, I found the Cardiff Green thread and will post there as well. My main other consideration was the X5. I might have liked the X5’s driving dynamics just a bit more, but I far prefer the interior/exterior of the Genesis. Plus my last BMW was constantly in the shop, so I questioned if I should ever do business with BMW again.
Tronno, it seemed to handle fine in the snow. There is an HTRAC option that splits the drive evenly between the 4 wheels and I tried that. But I didn’t drive very far or fast, given I’d just picked it up a few days ago.
Beautiful! And I don't even like green usually.
Looks awesome with the snow surrounding it! It really highlights the green!
Wow, 4 inches of snow in Dallas TX is unusual.Thank you Ckon and AJB. I’m in Dallas TX, we had about 4” of snow when I took the pics.
Beautiful! I love the quilting in these interiors.Yes, I don’t recall such a lingering snow storm in Texas, of course much of the country is experiencing the same.
The interior is maroon brown /Smokey green (which looks more like dark gray to me). These pics were first posted by someone else, I think they capture the color well:
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Gorgeous!!! I also have your 22” wheels with electronic suspension, but we have yet to take it to the mountains for some skiing. How does your GV80 handle in the snow/ice? Did you need to use the 50-50 transmission (“lock” button) and/or the electronic limited slip differential (“traction” button), or did the AWD system perform just fine without these settings?
Hi Xavier, the GV80 seemed very good in the snow with its default setting, which I believe is 70-30 front/rear drive. I did try the Lock button for a bit, but I think I read that you shouldn’t exceed 25 mph while using it, so I didn’t have it for long...it wasn’t necessary for my drives. I didn’t realize that traction was limited slip, thanks for the info, I’ll have to try it sometime! The car was brand new and I questioned even driving it during the polar vortex, but I’d waited 4 months for it and couldn’t resist. Hope you have a great trip to the mountains with your GV80.Gorgeous!!! I also have your 22” wheels with electronic suspension, but we have yet to take it to the mountains for some skiing. How does your GV80 handle in the snow/ice? Did you need to use the 50-50 transmission (“lock” button) and/or the electronic limited slip differential (“traction” button), or did the AWD system perform just fine without these settings?