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 available is meant for either dedicated summer or winter use. 

However, if you're willing to take off the run-flat tires in exchange for non-run-flat tires, two popular options exist. Manufactured by Continental, the Ultra High Performance All-Season ExtremeContact DWS, allows drivers to run one set of tires year-round. While you will lose the security of having a tire that can run while flat, many drivers report increased wear, better ride comfort and a quieter experience. This tire is a class leader in its performance category, works exceptionally well as an all-season tire and is priced attractively given its large size. 

Another option worth considering is the Michelin Latitude Tour HP. While this tire doesn't receive quite as high of a consumer review as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, it is also a very popular option for X5 and X6 drivers willing to shed run-flat tires. While the tire doesn't have the same level of steering input and responsiveness as an Ultra High Performance All-Season, this Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire exchanges some performance and dry grip for increased comfort and road manners. 

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Monday, February 16, 2015 by martin

Are there any other tire sizes that can be used in a bmw x5 m, 20"? The idea would be going from 40" height to 45 on fronts and from 35 to 40 on rears. Any suggestions?
Friday, February 20, 2015 by

The successful use of larger tires cannot be guaranteed and presents a huge problem with tire availability.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by Peter Tran

These tires are 10mm in width smaller than stock?
Monday, November 28, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Peter, Tread widths and measured section widths can vary between different models and manufacturers even in tires of the same listed sizes.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Jimmy Morris


If I were to switch from my OEM RFT to the Conti DWS, is there a spare tire available for the staggered setup in my x5 with 20" wheels?

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Jimmy: Yes, if you go with a full-size spare you can find a wheel that works on front and back. We do not carry a compact spare wheel for it though, so it will take up some space. There is an inflation/sealant kit that you could consider as well called the ContiComfortKit. It would temorarily seal and inflate a tire with up to a 1/4-inch size puncture. Please call Seth at 888-541-1777, ext. 4177 for assistance.

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