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Old 07-26-2019, 09:28 AM
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Mein Auto: '16 GLE350
We live in the northeast and I run Bridgestone Blizzaks on both of our cars. One of which is a '19 GLS450. Previous MB lease was almost up so last August we ordered the '19 GLS as at that time there was uncertainty as to the release dates for the new GLS and the X7. I intentionally did not select the appearance pkg to get the 19" wheels and when it arrived in November, I put the Blizzaks on shortly after. Stock tires are "ok" but you already know the benefits of a dedicated winter tire. If it were now, I would wait for the 2020 GLS, but you're not going to see that until later this year. In regards to your tire choices if you go to having the X7 as just one vehicle, I see what you're saying about the temps during your mid-week driving. There is the Nokian WR SUV G3 which is an "all weather" tire. The Nokian WR line is rated for snow but can be used year round. I used to have a set on a rwd e39 528i years ago. I'm not 100% sure but I think the stock X7 tires are 285/45/21. The G3 closest available size is 265/45/21. The G4 is available as a 275/45/21. Neither one is exact but they get you close in regards to overall diameter and speedometer.
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