BMW TPMS sensors have changed for 2010 3 series BMW car models.

Friday, January 14, 2011 by Gary Stanley
BMW changed the tire pressure monitoring sensors (TPMS sensors) in 2010 to a different type than the one previously used in 2007-2009 3 Series models. 

They are not cross-compatible. If you have wheels from a 2007-2009 BMW 3 Series car and would like to use those wheels on your 2010-2011 3 series BMW, you'll need to purchase the newer sensors. 

Fortunately, these sensors are available at a low cost from Tire Rack. Sensor-only orders need to be placed by phone.

Comments on BMW TPMS sensors have changed for 2010 3 series BMW car models.

Sunday, September 18, 2011 by James:
I'm looking to purchase 4 BMW TPMS sensors for my 2011 BMW 328i xDrive coupe(e92)... I can't seem to find it... do you know by any chance where I can find it on this website?
Monday, September 19, 2011 by Gary:
The web site isn't set up to accept orders for TPMS sensors at this time. I'd be happy to help over the phone or via email.
Sunday, November 6, 2011 by George Stathis:
I'd like to buy (4) TMPS Sensors and with Valve Stems (kit) for my 2009 BMW 328i sedan, but I can't seem to find them on your web site. Can you help me?
Monday, November 7, 2011 by Gary:
We do have these in stock. The web site isn't set up to accept orders for TPMS sensors, but can help over the phone or via email.
Sunday, November 13, 2011 by Greg:
My 2011 Z4 OE 17" RFT is "up to 9/2010" TPMS. I bought 4 19" non-RFT on BBS used on a 2011 Z that I discovered the hard way is "from 9/2010" TPMS. I don't want to unmount, break-down the pristine BBS/Michelins risking damage besides the hardware/labor expense. Can I purchase, install, initialize the "from 9/2010" receiver/antenna, to be compatible with the updated wheel sensors? Just a shame about the bad rationale that a manufacturer wouldn't change in the middle of a model year e.g. that all 2011 Z4s are the same.
Monday, November 14, 2011 by gary:
Unfortunately we know of no way to make one sensor designed for one year compatible to the other version, sorry.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 by Mark:
I have a 2003 BMW 325 without TPMS. If I installed the TPMS sensors in the wheels, could I purchase a receiver that displays the tire pressures since I don't have an in-dash display? Thanks.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 by Gary:
I am not aware of any such receiver or display, sorry.
Sunday, March 25, 2012 by Richard Lister:
Hi. I have an '07 BMW and want to put some 2012 OEM wheels/runflats on it which I am buying secondhand (unused). Am I right in thinking the TPM sensors won't be compatible? Can you give me a price for retrofitting if I bring the car in to you?
Richard Lister
Monday, March 26, 2012 by Gary:
You're correct, the 2012 TPMS sensors are not compatible with your 2007 vehicle. The 2007 BMW sensors currently cost $50 per corner including the stem. Our facility is in South Bend, Indiana and can handle the installation for $15 per sensor.
Friday, September 28, 2012 by Michael Whittington:
Hello, I have a 2010 328i (sedan) with X-drive and purchased a set of OEM M-series 19" rims from a friend, but need to buy the TPS to work with my car (and stems), do you have pricing for all four sensors and could you provide a suggested installer in the Richmond, Va (23225) area? I've read your prior posts, and I'm overseas right now, so I'm unable to "call" in an order now, but would like the parts info and pricing so I can do this and provide the installer info to my better half so she can have them installed. Thanks for your help in advance.
Monday, October 1, 2012 by Gary:

Currently, a set of four shipped to that zip code would cost $206.93. If you're unable to call in the order, feel free to send me and email and we can set it up via email.
Monday, October 28, 2013 by JM:
I have a 2010 BMW 328i xdrive. I will simply put new winter tires on my existing BMW wheels.

As I understand, the TPMS sensors are on the BMW wheels, hence I need not get any new TPMS sensors, right?

Please advise.

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Gary:

You are exactly right. If you are simply replacing the tires on the same wheels, you do not need to purchase TPMS sensors.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Phil:
08 328 ix with run flats and factory TPMS. I want a second set of wheels/tires for winter. Will I need to modify the wheels to install the TPMS sensors? When complete can I simply swap the wheel sets or do I need to do something additional to get the car to recognize the different set of sensors/wheels?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Gary:

All of the wheels we sell will accept the TPMS sensors without modification.
Monday, March 17, 2014 by Robert:
I own a 2011 335d Base Sedan. Going to switch to non-RFTs. What's the consequence of using the ContiComfortKit with direct TPMS?
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by shoby:
I have 2013 bmw 328i you have censors and if so how much?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Gary:

The current cost of TPMS sensors for the 2013 328i coupe is $55 per sensor.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 by Kelvin Nguyen:
Hi, I have a 2011 BMW 328xi. I was wondering if the TPMS you guys supply for this year is the OEM Beru/Huf brand that BMW uses. Also is it possible to purchase a gunmetal valve stem. Thanks
Thursday, October 2, 2014 by Gary:

Yes, the sensors we sell are the same is the original BMW TPMS sensors. We do not have gunmetal valve stems.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Yogen:
Hi, Gary. Will the TPMS sensors from a 2007 328 fit a 2011 328?

What's the best way to figure out cross-model/year compatibility?
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Gary:

These two BMWs do not use the same TPMS sensors, sorry.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by TOM SHAVER:
I'm new to BMWs and TMPS. Just bought a 2013 328xi coupe w/ 18" OE RFTs. If I install a different set of tires and wheels, what needs to be done for the car to recognize the different sensors (assuming they're 2010 or later BMW)? Whatever it is, can I do it myself, or is this a dealer only thing?
Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Gary:

No dealership visit is needed for the 2013 328xi coupe. Instead, simply follow the procedure outlined in your vehicles owners manual.
Monday, December 8, 2014 by Alex:
Hello i have a 2006 bmw x5 (e53) and was looking to get a newer set of 2010 bmw x5m rims with tpms. Will the 2010 tmps sensor work for my 2006 x5 ?
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by Gary:

Yes, the 2006 X5 does not use TPMS sensors in the wheels, so this will be no problem.
Saturday, January 3, 2015 by Gunnar Block:
Hello, I have a 2009 328i (Coupé) with X-Drive and have the opportunity get a set of 2011 OEM BMW rims mounted with Blizzard Winter tires. The set was used on a 2011 328i (convertible). The tire size is identical 225/45 R17 RFT. Can I use the set as is or do I need to reprogram or purchase new TPMS to be able to use them on my 2009 328i? If yes, what is the price for a set of 4 TPMS? Thanks for your feedback.
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Gary:

This setup will work but will require new 2009 TPMS sensors. The pricing varies, but is currently about $50-$60 per sensor. Feel free to contact us directly for a current price.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Chin :
hi, I have a 2011 335xi and Im planning to get my friend rims which is from a 2014 435i... do I also need to change the TPMS or reprogram..if so can I get the price.. please help... Thanks
Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Gary:

You can transfer your original TPMS sensors over or purchase new TPMS sensors, but the sensors will not work with your 2011 model car.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Jay:
I have both 2008 1 series cars can i switch the wheels? will each car recognize the tpms?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Gary:

If both cars are 2008 1 series cars, the TPMS sensors are compatible between the two

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