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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:50 AM
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Dealers do not "push" all seasons. All X5's are delivered with them, unless you have the 20" wheels which come with summer performance tires.

I cannot see any other alternative for a manufacturer, other than delivering the vehicle with 2 separate sets of wheels and tires (1 summer and 1 winter). That would add +/- $2,000 to the cost of the vehicle, and penny pinching consumers would stay away in droves.

Seriously, if you have the intelligence and the financial wherewithal to drive an X5, just go out and buy a set of winter tires and wheels. This topic is getting beaten to death.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:24 AM
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Dealers do not "push" all seasons. All X5's are delivered with them, unless you have the 20" wheels which come with summer performance tires.

I cannot see any other alternative for a manufacturer, other than delivering the vehicle with 2 separate sets of wheels and tires (1 summer and 1 winter). That would add +/- $2,000 to the cost of the vehicle, and penny pinching consumers would stay away in droves.

Seriously, if you have the intelligence and the financial wherewithal to drive an X5, just go out and buy a set of winter tires and wheels. This topic is getting beaten to death.
I'll have to consider it. would rather put 21s on in the summer rather than getting winters.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:44 AM
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Terrible today in NVA. sleet, freezing rain and snow plus in the morning it was 27 degrees so a sheet of ice. The X5 4.8i handled it perfectly and really didn't expect anything else

last year when we had 3 storms of more than 14 inches of snow the thing was like a tank. Heck I even pulled my neighbor's Denali last year out of 20" of snow. I have the 19" tires all season and honestly they are fine in the summer also, the truck handling perfectly so I don't know why anyone would look for the 20" rims summer tires unless its just for looks.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:59 AM
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I don't know why anyone would look for the 20" rims summer tires unless its just for looks.
Completely agree. The X5 does look great with the 20" staggered wheels. But unless you are crazy enough to autocross an X5, the summer performance tires are silly. I will be replacing mine with Conti DWS all seasons for April through November, then putting the dedicated snows back on for December through March.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:44 PM
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I am not sure winter tires are a perfect solution if you don't have a real winter (like in Alberta or Chicago or something). Out in California, you'll drive 300 miles over a 70 degree desert and then drive up 25 miles to get to 8000 feet, where it's 20 degrees and there is a bunch of snow. Wouldn't think winter tires would be good for this. IMO, there is no substitute for real 4wd, but I would have thought you could be safe on all seasons if you don't drive like a nut.

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Old 01-21-2011, 07:50 PM
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Maybe this will help some of our winter challenged friends.

http://autos.ca.msn.com/specials/win...entid=27288037
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:22 PM
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As I posted earlier, I drove winter tires on AWD for years. Recently ordered 19" All Seasons on my 011 Diesel. After 3 weeks, I decided I could live with the all seasons - but they are such a step down from winter tires I decided I didn't want to.

We've got another 2-3 mos of winter here, so I made the decision today to put snows on.

Aftermarket choices are weak right now. Luckily my dealer offered me a great deal on their remaining BMW OEM Winter Package. That's the route I'm going.

This way I'll use my 19" all seasons in the non-winter mos and effectively put 1/2 the wear/tear on em while I lease. I can then sell the oem package at lease end, or keep em if I buy the car.

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:12 AM
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What are the oem X5 all season tires?

While they all aren't winter tires, some are better in snow than others.
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Seems like the OEM all season tires vary....

When my sales advisor picked-up his own Diesel it came with with Michelins (which he hated)...

Mine came with Continentals...
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:09 AM
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Seems like the OEM all season tires vary....

When my sales advisor picked-up his own Diesel it came with with Michelins (which he hated)...

Mine came with Continentals...
Bridgestone Duelers here.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:10 AM
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Seems like the OEM all season tires vary....

When my sales advisor picked-up his own Diesel it came with with Michelins (which he hated)...

Mine came with Continentals...
Michelin on mine. Why did the SA hate the Michs? Did he say?
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