19" Tyres on F48 X1

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    With just 9,000 miles on the clock my Bridgestone Turanza RFT tyres are down to 4mm.

    Would appreciate comments on alternative tyre that isn't made from chocolate....

    TIA
     
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    I had a set of these on my F10 535d. Lasted over 30k miles. Do you drive it like you stole it?
     
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    I wish....mainly A roads on a 33 mile commute and 52 mpg.

    Hardly cornering on the door handles!
     
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    Wife has an F48 X 1...its on 18 inch Bridgestone Turanza RFT

    It's done 12500 miles and I've just checked, the tyres are down to 4.1mm.

    It's a petrol and not driven hard, in fact owing to illness ive driven it most of the time since last summer. Its averaging 37mpg.

    By contrast my G30 is on 18inch Goodyear RFTs, they have done 17000 miles and tyres are at 5.7mm !
     
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    I had Goodyear efficient runflats on my 320D ED (forget wheel size now, maybe 16" or 17"?) and they were only down to around 4mm after almost 30k miles.

    Current car has 19" wheels and bridgestone run flats and has done approx 19k and is down to 4-5mm all round so much less than my goodyear tyres were at this point in time on 320D ED but when i got this car, the tyres were around 8mm when i got them so couldn't justify expense to replace them so just waiting till they get to 2.5 - 3mm to then change them to Goodyear or maybe something else, will need to look nearer the time but i'm hoping that's about 2 years away. Whilst i'd love to replace them, i'm also hoping they last couple of years due to the expense replacing all 4 tyres.

    @Singvogel recommends Continental tyres, i'm sure he will be along to advise shortly :)

    Kev
     
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    We also run Bridgestones on 18" wheels ,now done 18,000 and between 3.5mm and 5.1 mm left but they are not RoF.
    I will get then changed soon -- I am getting fed up with the noise level.
    I am considering fitting All Weather tyres but don't know if I can find any starred non RoF,anyone have experience of these.
    Average 37.2 mpg
     
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    The Bridgestones on the X1 are by far the noisiest tyres I've ever experienced
     
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    I agree that Bridgestones tend to be very noisy and fast-wearing.

    That's been my experience of them on 4 vehicles, not all of them BMWs.

    My preference is for Continental - I'm presently running ContiSportContact5s on my 330D and will be replacing them in a few months with more of the same.

    I like the responsiveness and feedback from them as well as the predictability of them when 'pushing on'.

    You don't have to move to non runflats to get a big improvement in noise level or longevity - current runflats are nothing like the earliest versions.

    Almost any of the leading manufactures products will give better results than the Bridgestones.
     
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    12K into a set of 19” RFTs on my 2012 320d, still 7mm all round, and I do enjoy my driving!
    Noisy on certain road surfaces but generally ok.
     
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    I bought a set of 17" alloys fitted with Nokian all-weather. Quieter and hardly worn after 28,000 (between 6-7mm all round)
     

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