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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:23 PM
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Tires for 2001-330 Ci Convertible

Can anyone recommend tires for my 2001-330 Ci Convertible? I do have the Sports Package on my car. I live in Georgia and need an All Season tire please.

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:52 PM
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Take a look at the reviews on tirerack.com for the Continental DWS. Be sure to filter the results for BMW to get an accurate picture. All season tire will not handle anywhere near as well as a summer only tire.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:13 PM
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:18 PM
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Can anyone recommend tires for my 2001-330 Ci Convertible? I do have the Sports Package on my car. I live in Georgia and need an All Season tire please.

Thanks so much for your help.....Misty
My '02 has the sport pkg (staggered wheels) and I recently got a set of Hankook Ventus V12 Evo's. A step down from the Michelin PS's but not a very big one and the price is right. They're quiet and a very good rain tire...important here in FL. Here's a review:

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...12-evo-page-10
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:08 PM
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Can anyone recommend tires for my 2001-330 Ci Convertible? I do have the Sports Package on my car. I live in Georgia and need an All Season tire please.

Thanks so much for your help.....Misty
Tire choice depends on a couple of things:

How would you categorize your personal driving style ? "Fast and agressive"? (Do you like to explore your car`s handling limits on twisty back roads ?) Or is "casual and relaxed" a better description ?
"Summer tires" are usually what most Type-A personality drivers go for, giving the best possible characteristics for an agressive driver. They are, however, absolutely useless with 1/8th of an inch of snow on the ground, and they`re not great when the ambient temps get down toward the freezing mark.

"All-season" tires compromise *everything* to a certain extent, but a less-than-hardcore driver might never realize the difference. The All-Seasons *are* more cold-weather friendly.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:19 PM
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I agree with SJBimmer...check out the Continental DWS on tirerack.com. I recently got a set of the Conti DW (the summer tire) and have been very happy with them. The DWS is the all season version, and as far as I remember had pretty good reviews. As Bob has said , you will give up a bit with the all seasons, but it may not matter to you.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:59 AM
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:35 AM
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:35 AM
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Wow! Great information. I am buying tires today!

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:36 AM
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Misty,

Here is a new test that includes the Continental DWS. Note the longer stopping distance when compared with summer only tires. Good luck!

http://www.automobilemag.com/feature...er_tires_test/
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