Best advice I've seen in a while. Continental is my go to tire.Are you ever going to push the car hard enough and are you actually skilled enough to actually tell the difference between either set of MPS4S vs something like a Continental ExtremeContact Sport which has 99.9% the performance at 80% the price?
I think the suggestion is that if you don't track the car, you don't need the 4S. If you do, I would go for the *. If not, I agree with the Continental suggestion.I've still got the Continental SSR fitted but a few people on here and other forums always recommend the PS4S
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The equivalent to the MPS4S in the Conti lineup is currently the ExtremeContact Sport. It is a vastly superior tire to the old DW it replaced. I am running it on my F31 and my F87. For the performance different the MPS4S gives over the ECS at the price difference of $150 and $300 respectively is not worth it for road only driving. I am on my second set on the F31 with no wear issues as long as I am at stock pressures. Just threw a new set on the F87 after the MPSS that came with the car needed replacing. We will see how they do there.Never ever doubt top performance tire from Michelin
Now that I pissed off all that think Nitto or Toyo is same thing, here is why:
I had numerous generations of their Pilot line up.
Last one was PSS. Even at 3/32 they were slicing through water like nothing. I moved to a new house in heavily construction area and one tire picked up 4 nails in 2 months. Still needed minimum weights to balance.
That is beside the fact that they were defying physics.
Other tire I would put in that category is Continental Sportcontact line up, not DW line up.
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The car manufacturers buy enough tires, millions per year, that they can get the tire manufacturers to tweak the design just a little bit. They're usually tight-lipped about exactly what the tweaks are, though. Those OE spec' tires with minor tweaks are usually not available after the car that uses them goes out of production.My question is, what exactly is the difference between the "normal" tire and one with the BMW "*"?
BMW isn't alone in this. I've seen similar versions from Mercedes and Porsche, but couldn't find what might be different. The specs all appear to be the same and the only difference being a character or symbol stamped in the sidewall.