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The X Men 03-11-2013 05:58 AM

Michelin Primacy MXM4 OEM tires
 
My wife is looking at a 2012 X3 35i, it seem to have Michelin Primacy MXM4 OEM tires. I could not find these tires on tirerack.com for the X3. Are these tires discontinued? Does anybody have these Michelin runflat tires on their car? How are they as far as snow, thread wear and handling?

Thank You

The X Men 03-11-2013 07:08 AM

Can anybody comfrim that the 5 spoke rims are 17"? For some reason, I think the X3 35i I am looking at have 17" rims from a X3 28i.

fun2drive 03-15-2013 08:12 PM

I have the Michelin MXM4 RFT on my 335 and they are a very nice improvement over the Conti SSRs that came with the car. The E93 weighs 4000 pounds and my experience is that this is an excellent tire. I have experience with most Michelin Pilot Sports/ Sports A/S and these MXM4s are much quieter and handle close to the level the Sports do. I know not an X3 but at least some feedback. Mine are 225/45/17's

Want the Thrill 03-15-2013 09:54 PM

The 35i should have 18" or 19" rims depending if it has the Sport package or is an Msport. Standard is 18". 19's come with the M-sport and Sport Activity package.

The X Men 03-16-2013 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fun2drive (Post 7447147)
I have the Michelin MXM4 RFT on my 335 and they are a very nice improvement over the Conti SSRs that came with the car. The E93 weighs 4000 pounds and my experience is that this is an excellent tire. I have experience with most Michelin Pilot Sports/ Sports A/S and these MXM4s are much quieter and handle close to the level the Sports do. I know not an X3 but at least some feedback. Mine are 225/45/17's

Thanks fun2drive for the feedback.

mama_jo's 04-19-2013 07:32 AM

I just got a pair of Bridgestone Turanza EL42 tires on the front of my 12 X-3 35. Man! what a difference from those Pirelli P7 Cinturatos. At 10,000 miles the Pirellis started to show cupping on the front and the steering got really loose. the dealer suggested a front back rotation and an alignment. Now the rear is noisy with those crappy tires back there, and it still had very poor steering control. at 16,000 miles i got lucky and had a nail in the rear tire. I opted to lose the two rear tires with the cupping and got two Bridgestones up front. Wow! quiet, steering is awesome! i am anxious to get the rears replaced too. i can now steer with two fingers and a thumb on the highway instead of two hands with white knuckles. i would have opted for the Michelins but the dealer did not have them in stock. I may have gotten a bad set of Pirellis but i will never go back. Michelin, Continental, or Bridgestone have been best for me with my BMW's.

suvguy 04-20-2013 02:53 PM

I don't think the MXM4 comes in a RFT tire, at least for the X3 3.5- can't find them on the Michelin website.


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