I like Bridgestone tires:
I replaced the RFT's on my RWD 535i Sport with:
BridgestonePotenza S-04 Pole Position
With shipping and install they should run you under 1200. See my review:
I drove about 100 miles on these yesterday got up to 110 mph on the highway. What a a difference. The Bridgestone Potenza S-04 biggest differences from the Good Year Excellence RFT.
1. Ride quality feels like you went from summer to all season, but grip feels like you went from all season to summer.
2. No longer feel every expansion joint, rut and uneven surface, especially on the highway.
3. On highspeed off ramps where the car wants to understeer, stays flat, no drama.
4. Tires are silent
Never going back. What a difference