Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels for Your New BMW F30 3 Series

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Zig Ziegler

BMW has rolled out its latest F30 3 Series platform and there are many changes from the previous E90 3 Series. The winter / snow tires and wheels from your BMW E90 can't be directly transferred to your new F30. Major items that make the swap incompatible are the much larger diameter tires and different TPMS hardware. Now may be the time to think about upgrading your winter tires and wheels for your new F30 in order to be ready for the harsh winter conditions on the way.

The BMW F30 328 can minus size down to a 16" wheel and the F30 335 can minus size down to a 17" wheel. We offer an assortment of product options catered specifically to BMW customers. For example, a recommended Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for a 2013 BMW 328i xDrive would be the 225/55R16 Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 mounted to 16" Sport Edition A7 wheels in your choice of a black painted or silver painted finish. Sport Edition A7 wheels also allow you the option to use factory BMW center caps to complete the package.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
Bridgestone Blizzak
WS70
Sport Edition A7 - Silver Painted
Sport Edition A7 - Silver
Painted
Sport Edtion A7 - Black Painted
Sport Edition A7 - Black
Painted


A similar package can be chosen for the 2013 BMW 335i, however it would need the 225/50R17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 tire mounted to the same Sport Edition A7 wheels in 17" instead of the 16" that's used on the 328i model.

Possibilities are endless for wheel and tire options to complement your new BMW F30 3 Series. To view products specifically tailored for you vehicle, use our Upgrade Garage and you can easily switch between product category results with one click.

Comments on Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels for Your New BMW F30 3 Series

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by JANE:
how much is Bridgestone Blizzak
WS70
Sport Edition A7 - Silver
Painted
Sport Edition A7 - Black
Painted
?
Friday, October 5, 2012 by Zig:
The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 in 215/55R17 is currently $140/tire. The Sport Edtion A7 wheel in 17" for the F30 platform is $109/wheel in black or silver. The OEM BMW caps are $15/each additional.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 by Raphael:
The 2013 328i comes equipped with Run Flat Tires (225/50R17). In this case, what RFT would you recommend for the best Ice/Snow traction?

Thanks
Monday, January 28, 2013 by Zig:
For an all-season run-flat I would look at the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season Run Flat, this is a newer tire from Pirelli based off of the highly successful ultra high performance all-season non-run-flat version. For a dedicated winter run-flat I would look at the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 ZP.
Friday, February 1, 2013 by Raphael:
Would you choose the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 ZP over the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II for ice traction? Could you explain why?
Friday, February 1, 2013 by Zig:
That's a really tough question to answer. We have not done any specific test on these tires ourselves, so we have to rely on our customer feedback data for performance in the ice. However, currently both tires score a 7.8/10 in ice traction. The deciding factor for me would be the much larger number of miles reported for the Michelin as well as higher marks in light and deep snow traction and a higher "Would you buy again" score. I would chose the Michelin based on other deciding factors but when it comes to ice they're too close to call a winner.

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