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Is there any info out there that states the front and rear tire sizes, which will be mounted on the 19 inch M5 rims ? Last, is there any info on what name brand BMW is using for the E60 M5 sedan ?
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Robert :cheers:
front 255/40 zr 19
rear 285/35 zr 19

michelin ps2 (not yet available) and continental sport contact 2 (already available)
 

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9852147 said:
front 255/40 zr 19
rear 285/35 zr 19

michelin ps2 (not yet available) and continental sport contact 2 (already available)
Rim dimensions front/rear: 8.5Jx19EH2 / 9.5Jx19EH2.

I believe the Michelin tires will be a lot better than Continental.

//Ekan
 

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EKAN said:
Rim dimensions front/rear: 8.5Jx19EH2 / 9.5Jx19EH2.
And front has ET 12 and rear ET 28.
BTW winter tyres are 245/45R18V on 8x18 ET 14 wheels all round.

EKAN said:
I believe the Michelin tires will be a lot better than Continental.

//Ekan
As always! :hihi:
 

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BMW apparently had Continental design a specific compound for the M5 size tires, so it would be interesting to see how they are compared to the Michelin which is better in the normal compounds
 

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EKAN said:
Rim dimensions front/rear: 8.5Jx19EH2 / 9.5Jx19EH2.

I believe the Michelin tires will be a lot better than Continental.

//Ekan
the last reviews i read, the continental sport contact 2 was much better than the michelin ps2! the michelin is really bad in the wet...
 

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the last reviews i read, the continental sport contact 2 was much better than the michelin ps2! the michelin is really bad in the wet...
Where did you read that ?

Every review ive seen and every person i spoke to with PS2, including my own car with PS2, agree that the Brigestone SO-3 is better than the Continental Sport Contact 2 in all situations and the PS2 is better than the SO-3 in the dry, but the SO-3 has a slight edge in the wet

But im still interested in how they will compare with the new compounds for the M5


Just for interest the new E90 3series 330i with the sport 18" wheels are comming with run-flat PS2's at the moment
 

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Where did you read that ?

Every review ive seen and every person i spoke to with PS2, including my own car with PS2, agree that the Brigestone SO-3 is better than the Continental Sport Contact 2 in all situations and the PS2 is better than the SO-3 in the dry, but the SO-3 has a slight edge in the wet

But im still interested in how they will compare with the new compounds for the M5


Just for interest the new E90 3series 330i with the sport 18" wheels are comming with run-flat PS2's at the moment
yes, last year and the year before, the michelin ps2 was very good but this year it did not as well in the test. don't forget the michelin ps2 from last year is not the same as for this year. same for the continental. so just because the michelin was good some years ago this does not have to mean it is still the best tyre...
 

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vndkshn said:
Funny you should mention that, I have a set on one of my cars now and I have been very happy with them.
They are amazing! When I "discover" Yokohama (around 15 years ago) I classified all other manufacturers to one category: worse than Yokohama.
 
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