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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 08-15-2011, 07:23 AM
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There are multiple discussions on using run-flats vs regular tires. Some are using regular tires with a full spare in the trunk, some with fix-a-flat, and some stay with run-flats. Do a search - you'll get an ear-full of opinions.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:37 AM
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:04 AM
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My 2 cents....

If you are worried about flats and want to go with runflats the good news is there are now 8 different tires to choose from at TireRack. The bad news is they cost $1,600 to $2,000 per set and runflats tend to perform horribly when compared to non-runflats due to their stiff sidewalls and high weight. Check out this link for the models (one of them is a snow tire). The Bridgestone RE050A are the OEM tire that comes with the car and I am not a fan.
[EDIT] Note: due to the way the TireRack site is programmed, you have to scroll down to the bottom left and select "Show ONLY Run-Flat Tires" if you want to filter out the non-runflats.

If you want non-runflat my recommendations:
Budget Summer - Hankook Ventus V12 for $750 per set of 4
High Perf All Season - Continental ExtremeContact DWS for $962
Ultimate Summer Performance - Michelin Pilot Super Sport for $1,246 (best performance tire on the market at the moment)

Here are your OEM 19" staggered sized tires
available at TireRack. TireRack carries all brands worth buying except Hankook and Toyo.
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Once again, Yorgi shows why he is da man!

I'm going non-run flats next. I'll be darned if I ever get stuck somewhere with a flat and be told it can't be fixed.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:41 PM
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Thanks, I did go with the continentals, I love it.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:14 PM
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continental extreme contact DW - not DWS, by far the best tire I have used...

i did some research and DWS are just too soft within the sidewalls for cornering, but DW make up for that. I live in charlotte, so no need for snow tires...
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go non-run flats i lost 2 tires driving on with the oem bridgestone potenzas run flats thank goodness ihave the tire protection plan
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Price check COSTCO Tires:

I priced Michelin PS A/S PLUS for the sport package 19" staggered set and the price quote was.

303 + 15 for install (Front)
335 + 15 for install (Rear).

I think I am about to get them. If Costco sold the Continentals I would consider a set but the Pilots have done well by me in the past and the prices seems reasonable to me?
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After pricing thru Tire Rack, purchased Conti DWS from local dealer and paid $962- mounted, balanced (tax included).. Best tire for the money IMO.
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Price check COSTCO Tires:

I priced Michelin PS A/S PLUS for the sport package 19" staggered set and the price quote was.

303 + 15 for install (Front)
335 + 15 for install (Rear).

I think I am about to get them. If Costco sold the Continentals I would consider a set but the Pilots have done well by me in the past and the prices seems reasonable to me?
I think you are quoting the price PER TIRE based on what those sell for on TireRack. They cost more than the Pilot Supersport!

Why are you going for all season tires? Do you plan on driving on them during the winter?
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