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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:20 AM
GOLFER1234 GOLFER1234 is offline
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Tires, tires....pirelli p7's

My new X# came with Pirelli P7's all seasons. Comparing the ride I get with these with the ride of my old E39 (2003) I find that the tires are very loud on certain road surfaces. Is this common among other owner's with these runflats? I know the two vehicles are totally different but after only driving 400 miles in the X3 I think that I am considering swapping them. I realize that the runflats will be louder than the Bridgestone Serenity's on the old 5 series. On another note, the ride quality is extremely good, they soak up the bumps well and handle like a dream. Yesterday driving on the highway through a ton of Hurricane Sandy water the car never skipped a beat. SO I don't know whether it's a case of live with the devil you know. Your comments are appreciated. Thanks!!!

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:22 PM
Coder Coder is offline
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Our 2011 came with the all-season P7s as well. I agree with all that you say. They seem to provide nice linear handling with high limits on dry roads and are not at all harsh. And, within the limits of an all-purpose tire, they did okay this past (Colorado) winter.

About the only negatives are that they are somewhat noisy on some roads and, based on the wear at 22K miles, they are probably not going to set any records for tread life. Overall, I like them and will probably buy the same thing when replacement time comes.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:08 AM
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Our 2011 came with the all-season P7s as well. I agree with all that you say. They seem to provide nice linear handling with high limits on dry roads and are not at all harsh. And, within the limits of an all-purpose tire, they did okay this past (Colorado) winter.

About the only negatives are that they are somewhat noisy on some roads and, based on the wear at 22K miles, they are probably not going to set any records for tread life. Overall, I like them and will probably buy the same thing when replacement time comes.
I've been happy with my P7's. I was able to get 40K on the original tires. Decided to get four more P7's (from tire rack) and had BMW mount them.
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