I have own my car for 9 years and have gone thru 7 sets of summer tires while living abroad. When I moved back to the states, I decided to go with an all season tire because of the lower speed limits. I tried one from Goodyear and Bridgestone; however, neither stacked up to these Continentals. They are very quiet, soaks up bumps very well, even with the M3's firm suspension. I recommend for anyone that doesn't care about breaking speed limits and live where with four seasons.