BMW 5 Series tyres
If there ever was a four-wheeled equivalent of the stealth bomber, it’d be the BMW 5 Series. Its looks may be understated but don’t let them fool you. They conceal excellent build quality, supreme comfort on long journeys, fantastic performance and surprising economy.
All of these mean that the 5 Series has led the way in the executive saloon category for donkey’s years. This is despite the ever-evolving threat of heavyweight rivals like the Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The uncompromising build quality of the 5 Series means that the car’s life expectancy is vast. As such, there are countless models of all ages on Britain’s roads, in daily service for every kind of driver. Replacement tyre choice should be influenced first and foremost by driving style and annual mileage. This is because there are so many different tyres available to fit the 5 Series. The old saying, “You pays your money and you takes your choice” springs to mind!
More conservative drivers and those racking up large mileages will place great emphasis on the varying fuel economy ratings of different tyre choices. In contrast, the main priority of the many drivers who use a 5 Series as a spacious family car will be safety. For them, a good wet grip rating should be the most important thing when choosing a replacement tyre.
It’s worth bearing in mind that newer versions of this car are factory-fitted with run-flat tyres. Thus a worn or damaged run-flat should always be replaced with a similar run-flat tyre, rather than a regular one, despite the cost implications.
etyres’ best-selling tyres for the BMW 5 Series include those from many well-known brands. Many motorists choose to fit special BMW-approved versions of popular premium tyre types. Pirelli tyres top the sales list, followed by Michelin, Goodyear, Dunlop, Continental and Bridgestone.
It’s evident that many drivers won’t cut corners when fitting tyres to a 5 Series. Nor will they compromise on the assurances implicit in choosing a tyre from a premium brand. Falken, Firestone, Kumho and Hankook tyres are other popular choices to consider, especially since they are available at a slightly lower price point. Hankook tyres in particular have proved popular, being original equipment for many newer 5 Series models.
The right budget or economy tyre will neither break the bank nor have a markedly adverse effect on the safety or performance of older versions of this BMW. A broad range of them is available from etyres, all at competitive prices which include the convenience of mobile fitting.