2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 BMW 5-Series (F10) Forums Regional Forums UK What Tyres?
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-05-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
Mshulla
New Member
 
Drives: 520d MSport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

What Tyres?

Hi All,

Got my car arriiving next week. Seeing the posts regarding winter wheels and tyres got me wondering, what tyres do they provide on UK cars? are they all weather run flats?

8 days to go...
Mshulla is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
kn1
New Member
 
kn1's Avatar
 
Drives: F07 - 530d GT
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Derbyshire, UK

Posts: 22
iTrader: (0)

No - you'll get standard summer tyres which have been homologated as OE by BMW and will be designated as such with a * on the sidewall. Oh and they will be run-flats of course (designated RSC by BMW - also shown on the sidewall)

Depending on what wheel size and therefore tyre size you've spec'd you may be able to get winter tyres that fit straight on your existing wheels, (you should start looking to do this in late Sep early Oct, then you have to store the summer tyres until around March when the weather starts to get a bit warmer and the winters start wearing faster).

If not you will have to go down an inch or two in wheels to get a winter tyre, then of course you need to store tyres and wheels over the winter.

Ideally you should look to get run-flat winters and BMW would say they should be homologated (* marked), the latter is less important, and there is debate about the merits and risks of fitting non-RFT tyres (winter or summer) but the biggest issue is, if you haven't got RFTs then you are risking being stranded without a spare if you get a puncture, which is higher likelyhood in winter weather.
__________________
Current: 2011 F07 530d GT SE Neptune Blue
Previous: 2008 E61 525d Touring M Sport Platinum Grey
kn1 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
Mshulla
New Member
 
Drives: 520d MSport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the reply Kn1.
18" Winter tyres, better get some overtime in
Mshulla is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 AM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST