BMW 530d F10 Tires

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Tire Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Michelin Primacy HP Zero Pressure (7) 91% 84% 83% 87% 94% 96%
Michelin Pilot Super Sport (142) 94% 84% 89% 86% 82% 81%
Goodyear UltraGrip 8 (58) 88% 92% 86% 82% 86% 87%
Blacklion Champoint BU66 (21) 88% 84% 81% 82% 81% 85%
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 (44) 89% 92% 81% 88% 81% 80%
Debica Presto UHP2 (37) 88% 81% 81% 83% 77% 89%
Kumho Ecsta PS91 (39) 83% 74% 76% 75% 56% 73%
Continental ContiSportContact 5 P (106) 85% 78% 76% 75% 55% 73%
Continental Sport Contact 3 SSR Run flat (27) 83% 73% 72% 74% 71% 57%
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Run Flat (143) 72% 54% 55% 48% 55% 32%

BMW 530d F10 Tire Review Highlights

Writing about the Debica Presto UHP2 given 79% (245-45-18-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 spirited miles
For a budget tire, you can only complain about 1 thing. Wet grip! Although they are on a 530D, they are acceptable but do make the traction control work more on acceleration than premium tires like Goodyear, but that is outeighed by the superb quiet ride. Wear is average and dry grip is fine. Road manners are fine with no tracking and plenty of feedback. Overall, a fine purchase and I'd do it again.
tire reviewed on 2021-01-30 09:36:57
Writing about the Blacklion Champoint BU66 given 99% (235-45-19-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 3000 average miles
These tires are amazing for the price & so grippy in the wet & dry. Better than major brands by far that are double the price.& very quiet.
tire reviewed on 2020-07-31 11:34:56
Writing about the Kumho Ecsta PS91 given 80% (275-35-18-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 25000 average miles
I have these on the rear of my 320bhp 530d with over 600lbs of torque, in the dry the grip is very good and can usually floor it off the line and it will sink in and grip without too much fuss, but in the wet once the wear is below 3.5mm its hard to put much power down off the line or floor it below 40mph.

i do around 40k miles per year mostly motorway but i do like to put my right foot down, on corners the rear is stable and not too twitchy which is good for a big barge and the wear is really good in my opinion if you dont floor it all the time causing the tires to self destruct.
The rears on my last set lasted 22k miles, this time around im at 25k miles with about 3mm left.

at around £140 per wheel fitted its not bad and is worth the money.
tire reviewed on 2019-01-08 16:32:35
Writing about the Michelin Primacy HP Zero Pressure given 93% (225-55-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 2000 average miles
I'm so glad I found these Michelin Primacy ZP run flat tires for my BMW F10 530D SE on standard wheels. The car came with Pirelli P7s and while comfortable, were much noisier than I'd like (it's my first car with run flats and the tire noise came as a bit of a shock). I saw two other reviews for the ZP's on here and went for them despite being up to £40 more per corner (eventually I got them from Black Circles at only £20 more per corner). I feared that going for a tire that was reputedly quieter, I'd lose steering finesse and get a ride that might be too soft. I couldn't have been more wrong. The tires are markedly quieter than the Pirellis, give a better ride and make the steering sharper too. I am very happy with them indeed - so far there's nothing I don't like about them.
tire reviewed on 2017-07-30 19:47:51
Writing about the Michelin Primacy HP Zero Pressure given 90% (245-40-19-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 32000 average miles
Had the Michelin Primacy HP's on my BMW 530d since new. The car is now 3 years old and has done 31,500 miles on the same set. I will need to replace all four in the next 2-3000 miles... Absolutely fantastic tires, even wear and very long lasting - despite my best efforts at the Nurburgring last month! I won't consider any other (cheaper) run flat tire as it is simply false economy to do so. I just need to find £1000 to replace them now...
tire reviewed on 2016-10-02 22:44:17
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Super Sport given 74% (275-35-19-W)
Driving on mostly town for 1000 average miles
Fitted MPSS tires all round on my BMW to replace Dunlop run flats. Ride hugely improved. With run flats my car used to crash over bumps in the road. The MPSS tires are slightly noisier than the Dunlops but I quickly got used to that. When new I noticed the MPSS are very prone to picking up loose road gravel which flies off the tires and hits the underside of the car. Although now the tires have worn in the problem seems not so bad. Grip feels good and better than the Dunlops. But the main reason I bought MPSS was to ditch the awful run flats that BMW fit as standard and MPSS seemed the best conventional tires available in the size needed for my BMW 530d msport. Not sure I would buy again though because of the gravel problem, although the extra grip/performance is reassuring to have on hand.
tire reviewed on 2016-04-26 14:05:48
Writing about the Goodyear UltraGrip 8 given 97% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 average miles
I had Dunlop winter sport 3D's on the older car 520D E60 model but decided to give these Goodyears a try on the newer car.
In a word these are "fantastic" tires in terms of grip, wet or dry, refinement, and road noise suspression which is so low to be a non issue.
Had Bridgestone run flat summer tires on the car, these were so noisy I changed the fronts to Dunlop Sport Max GT's, slight improvement, but not great.
Steering was heavyish, and the car seemed reluctant to turn into a bend.
For winter tires and non run flats, the Goodyears are a revelation.
If you really want to experience how refined these new fives are, fit a set of these. In comparison the noise, vibration, and harshness, of the run flats totally destroy the refinement of these cars.
To drive it now is an absolute pleasure, quite, smooth, and relaxed.
Great handling, much better steering response, the nose now tucks into a corner, and you don't have to resist the stronger self centering action the other tires caused.
Mine are the 225-55-17 101v extra load versions and they are sooooo good the run flats will never go back on the car again.
If you have a f10 beemer do yourself and your car a favour and buy a set of these, you will be amazed.
Not had any snow yet, so can't comment on this, but I suspect I won't be disapointed.
tire reviewed on 2015-11-19 14:02:36
Writing about the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 given 89% (275-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 average miles
I'm running these tires on a 2015 BMW 520d M Sport F10. The fronts are 245/45 18 and 275/40 18 on the rear. I have heard that you can run 245 on all 4 wheels, even as a staggered setting but I have not tried it myself.

The tires are without doubt the best winter / all-round tires I've ever had.

Many folk in the UK think that just because it's not snowing for the majority of the winter then you don't need winter tires. They stick to summer tires through the whole 12 months. Hence why the UK road networks grind to a halt as soon as we have 1cm of snow.

BMWs have never been great in the snow and ice but with these tires I've not found anything that has been challenging. I have recently returned from Alpe D'Huez in the French Alps and there was 3ft of snow and ice on the roads.

If you push them the tires will break traction but they won't under normal driving conditions. There's plenty of feedback from the road surface and you get a good idea where their limits are before you reach them.

They are outstanding in heavy rain and water too.

Five stars out of five from me!!

tire reviewed on 2015-11-09 12:47:37
Writing about the Continental ContiSportContact 5 P given 69% (275-35-19-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 7000 spirited miles
When I bought the car, 530D BMW, I bought new continental tires. After 7000 Miles, the tires are almost at the legal limit. In just 6 months, seems a fast wear to me. I drove mostly on highways and national roads.
tire reviewed on 2015-09-13 15:36:22
Writing about the Continental Sport Contact 3 SSR Run flat given 57% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 28000 average miles
tire reviewed on 2015-05-27 14:58:24
Writing about the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Run Flat given 29% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 spirited miles
As a long time driver of BMW cars I am used to a spirited drive with lots of feel and precision. This is the first set of run flat Tires I have driven for any period of time. Hopefully they will be the last.

Grip in the dry is poor and under fast cornering there is no give in the tire at all, it is difficult to get a feel for the grip because the feedback through the steering wheel is constantly hard and harsh. This sucks confidence and leads to driving, for me, being dull.

In the wet the Tires are like driving a Lego car - the grip is pathetic and the lack of feedback and feel makes the problem I have in the dry even worse.

At the first hint of a bump, with any steering or cornering at all, the car steps out. Not much, but enough to kill confidence.

The ride is bumpy, harsh and noisy - I don't expect perfection, my car is on 19 inch wheels, but the harsh ride equates to constant white noise through the seat and steering wheel making it very difficult to have any precision, or anything approaching a delicate touch. The road noise is ridiculous.

When BMW are known for making drivers cars it is telling that bulk standard cars come fitted with these junk Tires while cars from the M Sport division have non-run flat Tires. I think fitting run flats allows a saving on a spare wheel and tire at the expense of the ride in a car that is meant to be known for the quality of the drive.

BMW - wake up to what your customers want and stop fitting thee tractor Tires to performance cars.
tire reviewed on 2015-01-07 22:53:52
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