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Old 11-20-2012, 09:34 PM
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Any advice for a late Feb ED?

Going to ED an M5 on 2-28 and will be in western Europe (France, Lux, Germany) for the week.

Past years its been 42-45F or so. Should I risk using the Michelin PS3 summer tires? Or should I not even bother and turn the car in right away and take trains/taxis etc.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:35 AM
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I'd rent winter rubber for under 300 euro and enjoy your new ride. I've done several winter ED's, including a great romp in Scotland, and in some ways preferred the winter trips.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:57 PM
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Definitely rent winter tires. It'd be a waste to not have the chance to drive the car!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:46 PM
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Rent the winter tires, unless your plans are extremely flexible and you don't mind being stuck at one place for a few days or altering your plans to avoid winter weather.

I went to do European Delivery in late April and it was still plenty cold. We ended up getting a few inches of snow in Berchtesgaden, and I was concerned for a few hours that we may be stranded at the Intercontinental .

An advantage also is that you'll have fresh rubber when your car is returned stateside, which offsets the cost somewhat.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:43 AM
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I'd rent winter rubber for under 300 euro and enjoy your new ride. I've done several winter ED's, including a great romp in Scotland, and in some ways preferred the winter trips.
Taking the DE .50 with you is not advised

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its 390 euro for the first 2 days. 665euro for a week. so about $860 http://www.edwintertires.com/rates.htm
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its 390 euro for the first 2 days. 665euro for a week. so about $860 http://www.edwintertires.com/rates.htm
Regardless, I'd say that the price would be well worth the piece of mind...especially in a new M5.
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its 390 euro for the first 2 days. 665euro for a week. so about $860 http://www.edwintertires.com/rates.htm
Yep, there is apparently a ~50% premium for a M5 over a 550!! They must be anticipating some spirited driving in the M car
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Wow snow in April even... Guess I'll give it a go and try the snow tires.

Thanks everyone!

And yeah I'll leave the guns at home.
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No way on summer tires. If you don't want standard M&S then rent winter tires.
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