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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.
 

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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.
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:

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Beautiful! And I don't even like green usually. :)
 

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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:

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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:

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Looks awesome with the snow surrounding it! It really highlights the green!
What state are you from?
 

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Thank you Ckon and AJB. I’m in Dallas TX, we had about 4” of snow when I took the pics.
 

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Thank you Ckon and AJB. I’m in Dallas TX, we had about 4” of snow when I took the pics.
Wow, 4 inches of snow in Dallas TX is unusual.
Well you chose a nice color option (actually all the colors available look good on the GV80 as the design itself seems to enhance any color). What interior color did you choose?
 

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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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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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Beautiful! I love the quilting in these interiors.
 

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Thanks folks. I like the quilting on the seats as well, had trouble choosing between Cardiff Green/Maroon Brown/Smokey Green and Adriatic Blue/Ultramarine Blue/Dune. I still like both combinations, I suppose having 2 GV80s would be unreasonable. Took her when I got a hair cut today, in this light a bit warmer green:
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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:

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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?
 

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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.
 

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I thought the GV80 is based on the G80 rear wheel drive platform. Another words more power goes the rear wheels when it's optioned with the All Wheel Drive System.
 

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Hi AJB
Agree it’s a rear drive architecture. I read a 70/30 split, perhaps its 70 to the rear?
 
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