Excellent Winter / Snow Tire Options for Your E-Series Mercedes-Benz E350, E550 and E63

BMW 5 Series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class? Both options are excellent vehicles, but we've seen a spike in drivers going the E-Class route. Have you just picked up an E-Class Sedan, Coupe or Cabriolet? If so, and you live in the Snowbelt region, your E-Class is going to need to be equipped with a set of dedicated winter / snow tires. Given the wide variety of...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for BMW M3 Competition Package

The Competition Package (ZCP) for the BMW M3 includes 19" wheels that are a half-inch wider than the standard options. We commonly recommend 235/35R19 on the front and 255/35R19 on the rear for a typical M3 Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, but those sizes will give a stretched look on the ZCP wheels. While the 9" and 10" wide wheels are technically within...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Don't get me started talking about how amazing these tires are. I tell people to go to Tirerack and read the reviews for themselves. It is the most amazing and important transformation I've ever made to a vehicle. I was about to buy a cheap super old Jeep Cherokee off Craigslist just to drive in winter. My rear wheel drive Mercedes with the then 18 inch...  Read More

Bridgestone Blizzak: A Name Synonymous With the Best Snow and Ice Traction

When winter weather approaches many Americans switch their summer or all-season tires for a more capable dedicated snow and ice tire. Switching to a dedicated winter / snow tire will provide traction benefits far beyond any all-season can offer, but the "Blizzak" name is recognized by many Americans as the pinnacle of winter weather performance. Bridgestone...  Read More

Our Customers Think the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Postion is the Best.

There's a new top dog in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category, and the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position is it! This newest model replaces Bridgestone's highly successful Potenza RE960AS Pole Position. As Bridgestone's flagship Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, it combines high speed capability with all-season traction for customers...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Sport H/P

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Sumitomo HTR Sport H/P Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5 2008 Mercedes-Benz R350More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 800 Location: Los Angeles,...  Read More

What's the Best Run-Flat Performance Tire? We Can Tell You!

With more and more vehicles coming equipped with run-flat tires from the factory, the tire industry has been working hard to offer drivers a better selection than just the vehicle's Original Equipment. While some buyers will elect to replace their run-flats with non-run-flat tires (for a variety of reasons), most cars are no longer being sold with a spare...  Read More

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Tops Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tire Survey Results

When considering Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires, Pirelli is typically not a brand that comes to mind for many consumers. However, the same company that makes high-end performance tires for Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Ferrari and others, also designs a fantastic tire for trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles.     The Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season is...  Read More

Reviews and Test Results Agree: Sumitomo's HTR A/S P01 is a Clear Favorite

Since the release of Sumitomo's newest all-season tire, consumer reviews have been pouring in and rating the HTR A/S P01 (H&V) well amongst its class competitors. Available at an attractive price point, this tire is sold to many customers looking for value and lively performance. Due to its high-relative speed rating compared to other tires in the High...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

It's took me over 3 weeks of reading reviews to find a good tire for my Mercedes Benz ML350. Some tire brand was priced nice & look nice, but the reviews was bad. More bad than good. These Continental tires are the best looking & riding tires I every had & I have been driving for over 30 yrs. - great tires. I would buy then over and over again as long as...  Read More

General Grabber HTS is a Quiet and Comfortable Option for Your SUV

For many years the General brand has been associated most closely with durable and value-priced passenger car tires, while becoming a brand that can be trusted. In order to meet the needs of light truck and SUV owners, General worked very hard to develop a high quality tire that can be offered at a reasonable price. I recently installed a set of General's Gra...  Read More

Weds Sport Wheels at Tire Rack

Weds Sport designs race inspired, super light alloy wheels. With a rich motorsport history that has proven to be highly successful in the JGTC (Japanese Grand Touring Car Championship) series, these ultra-light street wheels contribute a race look while improving the performance of your sport import car. All the rims are engineered, developed and...  Read More

Is the Michelin Primacy MXM4 the Best of the Best?

One of our most frequent requests for passenger car tires is for something quiet and comfortable, often regardless of price. Based on our testing and customer feedback, our best recommendation is typically the Michelin Primacy MXM4.   The Primacy MXM4 (which is not to be confused with the similar Primacy MXV4) has quickly become one of our customer's favorite...  Read More

Looking for the Best Ride Comfort from a Run-Flat Tire, Bridgestone's Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Aims to Please

The Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT is a replacement self-supporting run-flat tire for the sport coupe or performance sedan driver looking to enhance ride quality over their Original Equipment run-flat tires. This run-flat option offers the same extended mobility safety features of an Original Equipment run-flat tire, but it also tackles one...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I am from Australia and I just installed these tyres on my friend's mercedes benz. I simply could not believe how good they are. Firstly, they are the smoothest tyre I have ever felt. They take the bumps so well and give such a luxurious feel while being so ---- quiet. For the first time ever I could actually hear the engine over the road noise.Steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RFT

Ending this third set with 56,600 miles on the car, I am one of the rare people who optioned Run Flats on a Benz. And track it. I do mixed city and highway driving, and have done a lot of Autocross and track events on these models. One thing that is for sure, for the first six months they are wonderful, after that, the grip continues, but the noise...  Read More

Limited Inventory of Winter / Snow Tires

It happens every year, customers put off buying their winter / snow tires until it's too late. Winter / snow tires aren't made throughout the year, therefore when inventory is depleted, it's likely they will not be available until the following fall or winter. The winter of 2011-12 promises to be worse than previous years due to a shortage of raw materials...  Read More

ContiSportContact 5P - The P Stands for Performance

As a discerning driver of a high-end, performance-oriented vehicle, you want more than just the status that comes with the ownership. You also want the excitement generated by the high horsepower combined with top-level handling on the most demanding roads. The flagship Continental ContiSportContact 5P delivers all the driving pleasures a performance driver...  Read More

Buy Continental Tires When Looking for a Great All-Season Tire in Light Snow

If you live in an area where all-season tires can handle winter conditions and you don't need strong snow traction tires (dedicated winter / snow tires), take a look the Continental ExtremeContact DWS. Based on our internal tests and customer feedback, owners of performance-oriented coupes and sedans (BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz) love the performance of the...  Read More

Which Performance Car Tires Are Good in Snow?

With a variety of weather conditions across the country, choosing the right tire this winter is very important. For example, living in South Bend, Indiana, I have installed the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 to handle the tough lake-effect snow and cold temperatures we encounter in the area. In certain areas, where snow and ice are fairly infrequent and have the...  Read More