All-Season Tires for a BMW X5 with 20" Wheels

Monday, December 17, 2012 by Zig Ziegler

The BMW X5 is a sleek, sophisticated and high-powered SUV, which meets today's needs of sports car like performance with truck like versatility and cargo space. With the optional Sports Package, the BMW X5 boosts large 20" staggered wheels and run-flat tires. While the package offers a more aggressive stance with wider tires than the standard X5, it also complicates tire shopping when looking for a tire that can perform in all seasons. The 275/40R20 front and 315/35R20 rear tires equipped on the BMW X5 offers a pretty slim selection of all-season tires.

Unbeknownst to many BMW X5 owners, most of these SUVs have been equipped with high performance summer tires. These tires are designed for temperatures above 45 degrees Fahrenheit and do not provide traction in the snow or on ice. If you decide to stay with run-flat tires, the only current option is to use a dedicated set of summer tires in the summer, spring and fall and a dedicated set of winter / snow tires during the winter months.

 Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
 Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Continental ExtremeContact DWS


However, if you've done your research and want a non-run-flat tire, there's an all-season option to consider, Continental's ExtremeContact DWS. I have had many customers opt out of a run-flat tire for this Ultra High Performance All-Season tire with great results. The ExtremeContact DWS will maintain the high level of performance feel you're used to while adding the ability to use the same tire all year long. Keep in mind there are some drawbacks to switching to a non-run-flat tire and you can find those details by reading "Do I Need to Put Run-Flat Winter Tires On My BMW".

Search by vehicle to see if the Continental ExtremeContact DWS is available for your car.

Comments on All-Season Tires for a BMW X5 with 20" Wheels

Sunday, February 23, 2014 by ilya starr:
what would be the best all season tire and what would be the best rim for BMW 2014 X5? I live in New England where the weather can be very tough (snow, ice, rain, etc)
Will greatly appriciate your respond!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Zig:
My data shows the 14' model still uses the same sizes listed here on this blog, so of course my tire recommendation would still be the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. As far as the wheel, there is not really a "best wheel" for the X5. Everything we sell is guaranteed to fit and will meet or exceed the quality of your original equipment wheel, so it boils down to what you like the looks of and what fits your price range. Use the link below to get started finding a wheel:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=WC3
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Waggener:
2013 X5 two different size s on front and rear. Mihelin
Thursday, June 19, 2014 by Zig :
This would be the only all-season Michelin that would fit the X5 in the 20" staggered sizes however the rear tire will not be back in stock until sometime in August.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Latitude+Tour+HP&affiliate=WC3

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