01-11-2013, 10:01 AM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Alexandria VA
Join Date: Apr 2005
Mein Auto: 2008 535Xi, 2006 X3 (wife
Vehicle Details: 2013 335i xDrive Sportline
Tire Brand and Type Being Reviewed: Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT
Tire Size: 245/40-18
Is this tire a "Run Flat" model: Yes
Approximate Miles Driven on New Tires: 2500 Miles
I Would Recommend These Tires: Yes
Detailed Tire Review: I ordered the no cost option of performance tires on my car to get the higher top speed limiter. It came with Goodyear Efficient Grip Y speed rated summer RFT tires in 225/45-18 size.
I wanted to have a different tire for the winter season, and decided on all seasons rather than dedicated winter tires (winters in my area are getting less and less snow these days, and I'm not as dependent on having to drive to the office every day). Using Tirerack, I did not find any performance all season RFT tires in OEM size with a high enough speed rating, but Gary highly recommended the 960AS RFT in a slightly wider, lower profile size.
The tires fit fine, they look good on my OEM 18" wheels, and perform very well. I like the idea of a wider tire in a square set-up with xDrive. Have not had any snow or ice yet, so cannot comment on that aspect. Tires are still too new to predict tread life. So far, very happy with them.
2013 335i xDrive, Mineral Grey, Sportline, Black/Red leather, Dynamic Handling, Shockware, Sport AT, Performance Tires, Increased Top Speed, Premium Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg, HK audio
2011 X3 35i, Titanium Silver, Black Nevada, Fineline Wave Wood, Premium, Technology, Cold Weather, Dynamic Handling, Sport Activity, 19" wheels, Premium Hi-Fi, Sat Radio
Last edited by BruceOmega; 01-11-2013 at 10:03 AM.