Forget it! You'll need a trunkfull of sandbags and snows on the rears, turn off ASR and switch to "W" mode. I tried to get out this past week in NY (we got 6-7") and coudn't even get out the driveway in packed snow.I have found an incredible deal on a 2002 Black/Black CLK55. My question is this: How is winter performance? Do I need snow tires? Does anybody have any experience with this car in the snow?