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Old 04-25-2011, 08:58 AM
RH512 RH512 is offline
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Mein Auto: 535i xDrive, C4S cab
short version.

xDrive cars in the US come with the same size tires all around, on a 550i(or 535i) xDrive M Sport it would be 245/40-19. If you have a 550i then staggered 245/40-19 on front and 275/35-19 rear, I believe. The diameters are the same (within a fraction) but more width on the rears, for the RWD.

With winter tires width is usually not a good thing so you'd run with the narrower tires all around.

On the 18" wheels, you'd go 245/45-18 all around. Staggered you'd be 245/45-18 front and 275/40-18 rear.

For summer tires, yes the Michelin Pilot Super Sport looks great from some reviews and first adopters. They are very new, just released this month.

2011 535i xDrive (week 11 build) Sophisto Grau, Black Dakota, ZAV, ZCW, ZCV, ZPP, ZMP, ZP2, 2TB, 610, 464, 465, 6NR, 5DL, de-badged, Black Grills, 3M clear bra, Gloss Black Fender Light Trim, Mud flaps, Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 on 350M winter
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