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      09-10-2019, 09:49 AM   #10

Drives: 2018 M2
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Ottawa

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Originally Posted by V.Smurf View Post
Hi Folks,

Thank you all for your comments

I've got to stress that I am already very sensitive to this, and the skidding and sliding happens anyway. Its difficult to describe as these things are always a matter of perspective, but I am giving very minor throttle inputs and it will still break loose. I've been driving for over 30 years, and I've never had a car that does this, including cars that are more powerful than the M2.

I think you're right about the tyre hop: as I've said to GoneIn4Secs, I am already being very careful with the throttle. And it isn't just me who suffers the problem - my partner also has the same difficulty. Both of us are now very circumspect with how we treat the car.

I'm kind of wondering whether there is some other mechanical issue at play here. The car has its 2 year service coming up and I'm going to complain to BMW about it and see whether they can find anything wrong as part of the scheduled service. I also have a specialist that I'll get to check the car over.

It is frustrating as that issue will happen almost every time, on every road and in every condition (wet, dry, hot, cold etc). We are not enjoying our ownership experience as much as we would like. And I'm loathe to blame the car ... or the driver(s)

Your answer makes me wonder whether the MPSS tyres will help As I've said above, I'm super careful with the throttle now.

The responses provided make me think about how the car used to be when I first got it, and I don't seem to recall that it was as lousy... and that breaking traction is a fairly recent thing (as in the past 3-6 months).

Interesting comment about noise Although my Conti's have only half the mileage yours did, we are now thinking that it is expensive to continue to leave them on the car as it is detracting from our enjoyment of it ... assuming of course that the tyres are the problem.

I know I sound like a broken record, but the conservative/sensitive application of throttle has been what we are doing. And really, if I had wanted a car that couldn't handle the application of power, there is plenty of rubbish on the market to choose from We bought a car that can handle the application of power to the road, and I believe its a reasonable expectation that we should be able to do that without the issues we are having.

Anyway, as I said, I'm going to resort to getting BMW to take a look at the problem. I have low expectations as the 3 BMW dealers that I have used in the past have really awful mechanics ... they are fine to change oil (although one struggled with that).

Well, then, maybe it is in fact the Contis. I don't know - I can only report my own experiences with the super sports.