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Thread: BMW 320i vs 320D: your choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messugga View Post
    I was also told by BMW that not fitting an approved tire would void the motorplan on my car. R4800 for the tire...
    X5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhound5366 View Post
    They make you get your own cappuccino, AND force you to travel with other strangers in a group? How very well dare they! I suggest you write a strongly worded letter to the president of BMW, alerting him to this barbarism at once.

    Speaking of BMW tyres, I do need to get new tyres ... can anybody recommend the most comfortable approved BMW run-flats for a BMW 320i F30? I don't know if there's only one kind though (the ones on my car currently are Continentals I think), or can you get run-flats for the same car from different brands?
    Most major brands make runflats. I have Bridgestones. Can't really recommend them but it's what the car came with. They don't like cold surfaces much.
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    Aye, but 'tis rare. That's my thing, rare no matter if it's POS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhound5366 View Post
    X5?
    Nope. 330D. 255/35R19. Struggled to find stock at the time. I see they're around R4600 now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhound5366 View Post
    They make you get your own cappuccino, AND force you to travel with other strangers in a group? How very well dare they! I suggest you write a strongly worded letter to the president of BMW, alerting him to this barbarism at once.

    Speaking of BMW tyres, I do need to get new tyres ... can anybody recommend the most comfortable approved BMW run-flats for a BMW 320i F30? I don't know if there's only one kind though (the ones on my car currently are Continentals I think), or can you get run-flats for the same car from different brands?
    Try the dealership for tyres; they are often fairly competitively priced on tyres because they're one of the few brands that use run flats.

    You can find cheaper brands that they don't stock, but make sure that the speed rating and all that is in-line with what's required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messugga View Post
    Nope. 330D. 255/35R19. Struggled to find stock at the time. I see they're around R4600 now.
    Oh don't say that 0.o I hope to goodness that's not what my car has ... and it does have big rims too, thanks to the Luxury Line trim. Oh well, with great looks comes great ... pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhound5366 View Post
    Oh don't say that 0.o I hope to goodness that's not what my car has ... and it does have big rims too, thanks to the Luxury Line trim. Oh well, with great looks comes great ... pain.
    The width is the bit that hurts. Don't think the 320 is quite as bad. Remember, the 330D pushes quite a lot of torque through those wheels.

    My front tires are about a grand less, if memory serves.

    Also, found dealership prices on par with tires shops. Not worth shopping around unless you have lots of free time.
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