Run Flat Alternative
By Greg on
2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
Like most other BMW owners that bought their vehicles with RFTs, I too had a less than positive experience. It was a rougher ride than my '02 M3 after 15k miles. I'm ready for my first tire replacements at 30K miles and fortunately took it in for service before buying new tires. Complained about them to the service guy and he finally agreed they weren't getting rave reviews and said, under his breath, that people switching to regular tires noticed a marked improvement in handling, noise and comfort. He also said BMW now sells a "Mobility" kit for non-RFT tires (comes standard with new M's apparently) that is basically a fancy tire repair in a can. Ordering new Michelin's today!
Turbo--smooth and fast. Feels better than my old M3 and gets 30 mpg on freeway. Styling and interior--Nav system is ok, handsfree phone works great