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The BMW X6 luxury crossover went on sale in April 2008 as a 2009 model year. BMW referes to the X6 as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) as it combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, xDrive and all-weather ability) with the stance, styling and roof line shape of a coupe. The E71 X6 was built off the E70 X5 (2007 - 2013) platform at BMW's Spartanburg, SC plant. Total worldwide sales were just over 235,000, sold mostly to the BRIC countries. US total sales was 34,082 vehicles.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:59 AM
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All-Season or Not? Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 RFT

Have a 2011 X6 35 with the 19" wheels and the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 RFT tires. Has anyone else had a horrible experience with these in snow and slush? They were just horrible and the traction control system could barely keep the tail-end in check, in only 1-2" of snow. Need to know if we should go to winter tires and wheels, which seems like a stretch as these were marketed as "all-season" tires.

I would classify them almost as unsafe at this point...Looking for others experiences.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:21 AM
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I would not disagree with you. I'm not sure I'd say unsafe, but the rear end does slip. Slowing down and DTC does help alot. And clearly, the fronts on stopping ain't wonderful, to say the least. I suspect you should get dedicated snows based on your address. My tires are heading towards end of life, but do have a few dry months left on them. I usually try to time a new set of all seasons to the beginning of fall, as I drive just under 25K/year. This year it wasn't necessary; or maybe it was...

My real dilema is that I am now about to get a new X6 with 20 inch wheels, and suspect I will need a dedicated set of snow next season. If I put out the money, I'll keep the car 6 years.

My curerent 4/2008, one of the first delivered in the US, X6 has >60k & has run its course with me. I'm getting into a new one, with my desired options, for the same monthly.

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Old 01-20-2011, 05:03 PM
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worst tires

had them on x52007 4.8 worst tires EVER, i am amazea how BMW get away with this nonsence 60-80K CARS WITH THIS KIND OF S..........
replaced to Michelin much better
next cat best summer and switch for winter set
all sesons- jack of all trades, master of NONE
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:31 PM
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Does anyone have the Bridgestone Dueler 400 on an X5
I am experiencing steering wobble, considerable body role on
Curves and some instability. I had Dunlop snows put on when
I got the car and it handled 2x better on dry than bridgestones
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