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      01-14-2013, 12:26 PM   #16
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Drives: 2013 BMW X3 35i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary

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To go to the poster's original quesiton, I had a situation just the other day where a big burm of snow was plowed behind my X3. I put it in reverse and rolled into the snow very slowly and eventually reached a point where my wheels spun. I then moved back forward and, after confirm it was safe to do so, put it back in Reverse and took a little momentum at the burm. Blew thru it with no concerns about the amount of throttle response available. Definately had power to cause a bit of wheel spin which was then limited by the traction control system.

If your vehicle does not behave this way, I'd question the amount of throttle application/driving technique or get it checked out for any issues.