Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge Run Flat

Have these tires on BMW X5 50i and could not be happier. Tires have excellent winter traction and provide a smooth, quiet ride...Got a real test in recent Michigan winter storm. Lots of vehicles in the ditch and the X5 never broke loose on the ice covered roads. Very impressive tire just wish the prices would come down a little. Oh well, I would rather know...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I am on my fifth BMW X5 with this one an M class. Have tried almost all the brands and this is the only one I will put on my X5. I live in the mountains with all roads very twisty and steep. Winters are usually light with some snow and ice. Would never put another summer sport tire on this car as they don't last much more than 10 - 12000 miles. These are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT

These tires came on the vehichle. I actually took delivery of the X5 in Germany and had NO PROBLEM with these tires handling the Autobaun at 100MPH+. Very stable and comfortable even at those high speeds. At first I thought the road noise ride comfort was great. But I noticed after about 25K-30K miles the noise started to grow, and the road feedback started...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

best of the best, best ride,by far best smooth balance of all the tires put on this car, rides like a smooth brick. the best tire ever made by this company, it took the jitters out of the ride, beautiful. ps. Tight fit on the 85 535i max. tire with the 17in. rims 2002 x-5, had to use spacers, 1 and 3/4.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

had to replace the Pirellis that came with the XC90 V8, by what I have read everybody complaining about life of tire. One thing that struck me odd was that these Pirelli's were VR or ZR speed rated? What the heck is that about. I am going to drive a 5000lb vehicle 150MPH! I don't think so. HR rated are more than enough. Plus the tread depth is more right...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

These were very quiet on my X5, comparable to the MXV4 Pluses that I took off, but offered better dry grip and snow traction. I did not have the Green X version and did notice a drop of about 1 mpg coming off the MXV4 Plus.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I was actually tempted to buy a set of Pirelli P7 Cinturato tires because they had gotten good reviews in light snow and ice. I've been running Blizzaks for 17 years and they never failed me.I called Tire Rack to order a set of Blizzaks and they were sold out. These Yokohama Ice Guard 52c's were recommended by my sales rep, even though they were new this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Replaced the awful standard Goodyear run flat tires with these when I bought by X5. Difference is dramatic with these tires on the X5. Better steering feel, no more crashes on bumps. I live in Minnesota and the snow/ice traction has been excellent. No problems at all with getting through snow or ice. These tires are not magic, they will slide on ice. Only...  Read More

Staggered Tires: Why or Why Not

I had a question from a customer that surprised me the other day. After doing this for as many years as I have, I tend to think that I've heard it all. We were talking about an older BMW, and he asked me if the original tire sizes were staggered. I replied that they were not. His follow-up question was, "Well, why not? It's not like the car is all-wheel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge Run Flat

After a thorough research on determining the best winter tire for my 2009 BMW X5 xDrive48i, I decided to go with the Pirelli Carving Edge RFT. The treads are very aggressive and have gripped the snow very well with no issue. This experience is from driving in 4-5 inches of snow. I see why it holds the name carving edge. Driving around sharp corners isn't as...  Read More

All-Season Tire Options for 20" Wheels Equipped on BMW X5 / X6

If you own a BMW X5 or X6 with staggered 20" wheels, you know that finding all-season tires can be extremely difficult. While many manufacturers supply us with the front size of 275/40R20, very few manufacturers produce a matching rear fitment in size 315/35R20. Currently, there are no run-flat tire options that allow for all-season driving, as every option...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination ST

I have never bought a set of Firestones in my life but these where new when I bought the X5 used. I have had X5's since they came out in 2000 and these are the best overall tire I've had on them. Nothing outstanding but responsive, good in wet, dry and snow and they wear like iron. 30k and look like new. I have replaced more expensive tires at that mileage.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

These tires are absolutely awesome! I cannot comment on the treadwear, but the performance is outstanding. My X5's inner Beemer has been released! Great steering, cornering and ride. Had to turn the radio off so I could listen to and enjoy the quiet. Don't know why they put run flats on a performance vehicle. Feel like I have a new car. Have separate snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Running on run flat tires was the worst tire experience I have ever had within my 40 years of driving.The stiff sidewalks transmit noise. No more bang from pot holes and my X5 is now quiet at high speeds. I purchased one of the last discontinued X5 factory spares kits, but a tow service membership is a great all-around protection whether with or without a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature

HUGE improvement over the OEM Michelin run-flats. With the run-flats, it was like trying to run a 100 yard dash while wearing galoshes. The Dunlops restore the ability to enjoy the spirited performance native to BMW's (yes, even a 6,000 pound X5 SAV).Treadwear has been a pleasant surprise -- now at 32,000 miles, and have probably 10,000 more to go before...  Read More

New Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Versus Dueler H/L Alenza for Crossovers and SUVs

Back in 2004, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza was introduced to premium crossover and SUV drivers as the premier tire of choice. Always a good performer in our Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, it has been praised by our customers for its quiet ride, great wet traction, wear and good looks. Appropriate vehicle applications and Original...  Read More

Non-Run-Flat All-Season Tire Option for BMW X5 (20" Wheels)

One of the most difficult vehicles to outfit with all-season tires is the BMW X5 and X6 with staggered 20" wheels. Unfortunately, with the 275/40R20 front and 315/35R20 rear tire sizes, there aren't any run-flat options up to the task of performing in snowy conditions. Luckily, for drivers willing to step away from a run-flat tire, Continental offers a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

I am so happy with my Pirelli Scorpion Verde's that I can't wait to buy another pair. I had Michelin Energy's on my X5 and yes they are a good all around touring tire, however the price is just outragious. Plus, Pirelli's Scorpion Verde's to me are a far more superior tire from the ride, the handling and the way the tire is built. For example, as soon as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

Rating this tire for what it is (read: winter/snow tire), I must say it is EXCEPTIONAL. As a physician -- where there is no viable excuse for not making to work (especially on call) -- I must be able to travel to and from work safely. I drive my Carrera 4S coupe 365 d/yr. And I live in northern NJ. Barring 2 feet of snow -- where even SUVs may suffer --...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx DSST RunOnFlat

I purchased my X5 Sport AV in April and i was shocked to see the treat wear on the front tires. If 10-15K is all i can get out of these i will never purchase Dunlops again. My last X5 i installed Breyton 20 with Mich Dimas and they lastest 5 years.   Read More