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View Poll Results: OEM fitted tire
18" Goodyear Efficient Grip RunOnFlat 11 23.40%
18" Pirelli Cinturato P7 Run Flat 22 46.81%
18" Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT 0 0%
19" Pirelli Cinturato P7 Run Flat 6 12.77%
Other/All-Season 8 17.02%
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      11-29-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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There seem to be just two OEM summer tires that are delivered on M Sports in the US. I've read that the Pirelli Cinturato P7 Run Flat are a bit more inspiring than the low rolling resistance Goodyear Efficient Grip RunOnFlat. Now that A/S tires are an option, any reports on what tire is being provided?

Please comment on your impressions of the OEM tires.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=158
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      11-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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      11-29-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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It may be the Goodyears on 18" and Pirelli on 19" wheels.
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      11-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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That's what I thought but some folks are getting Pirellis with 18s.
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      11-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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just picked up my MSport 19 inch equipped X1 today....P Zeros. Wheels look awesome. Glad I went with the 19s. (live in Phoenix so roads are pretty much good everywhere)
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19" Pirelli P-Zero RFT.

They kinda suck in the snow.....

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      11-30-2012, 04:47 AM   #7
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Yikes, looking at this pic, I am so getting a fitted tarp. $300+ or not.
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      11-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #8
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19" Pirelli P-Zero RFT.

They kinda suck in the snow.....

Main reason I didn't go with the 19's
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      11-30-2012, 11:53 AM   #9
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Luckily I live in orange county and that was the first time in years that I've driven in snow.
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      11-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #10
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19" Pirelli P-Zero RFT.
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18" Pirelli P7 RFT. November build.
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Hi nospam ... the link you quoted is outdated
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      12-01-2012, 06:05 PM   #13
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Corrected: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=158
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After reading the F30 forums, consensus seems to rate the RFTs in this order:

1. Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT
2. Pirelli Cinturato P7 Run Flat
3. Goodyear Efficient Grip RunOnFlat

I wouldn't be surprised if BMW has seen the err of their ways (like with the paddle shift fiasco) and have stopped putting Goodyear's on M Sports, making the Pirellis the default M Sport summer tire. Perhaps we'll even see the Bridgestones soon since they are offered on F30 M Sports.

Hopefully, Tire Rack performs another road test that includes the newer Bridgestones and Goodyears. I have a feeling that Michelin is still king of the hill.
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I agree with the Tirerack review. For performance tires, I have always rated the Michelin PS2/3 first, then the Potenza. But BMW have never put PS2 on any of their cars.
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dinamo, did you get A/S tires with your M-Sport. What tires were they? Are the wheels still staggered?
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I agree with the Tirerack review. For performance tires, I have always rated the Michelin PS2/3 first, then the Potenza. But BMW have never put PS2 on any of their cars.
Do you mean they've never put them on non M Cars? Because E9x M3's come on PS2's as did the 1M Coupe. I don't think they've put anything on the PSS yet, but perhaps the F10 M5 is? If you were talking about RFT's though, than you're correct, as far as I know.
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dinamo, did you get A/S tires with your M-Sport. What tires were they? Are the wheels still staggered?
Nevermind, according to your profile you did not order the M Sport package.
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Swapping the Bridgestone RE050A RFTs to Michelin PSS transformed my E90 335i. I will wear out the OEM tires before making a similar decision once my X1 is delivered.
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Anyone take delivery of a new M Sport in the last few weeks? What tire did you get?
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      12-20-2012, 12:36 PM   #21
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I have 19 225m wheels with the pirelli's with the staggered set up. the build date was 8/12 and I picked it up on 11/22.
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Just got my car last tuesday, sport line with the 18" Pirelli P7s. We have a ton of ice right now on the roads and they are doing just fine, although I can flick the tail out pretty easy if I try. In the bit of fresh snow we had over the weekend it was just fine. I'm actually not sure if I'm going to mount my set of studded Generals.
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