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BMW APPROVED STAR MARKED TYRES.

The contact surface of a tyre is barely larger than an open hand. Precise harmonisation of wheels, tyres and chassis components is essential to reliably transfer the optimum grip braking force, engine power and driving dynamics through the small surface area of the tyre.
Tyres with the BMW Star marking are specially developed and tested by BMW in collaboration with leading tyre manufacturers to provide this harmony and ensure optimum performance, comfort and safety.
Regular inspection of the tyre pressure, tread depth and general condition are essential. Your local BMW Centre will stock a wide range of BMW Approved tyres with same day access to further stock, ensuring you receive the very best service when they need replacing.
 

Run-flat Tyres.

Run-flat Tyres enable you to continue driving when you have a puncture. The Tyre Pressure Monitoring device (installed on the vehicle) informs you of the puncture, but instead of stopping, you can drive on at a reduced speed, 50mph for 50 miles range. This means:
  • No stopping on the hard shoulder or other dangerous spots
  • Reduced risk of an accident as there’s no sudden loss of tyre pressure
  • You can continue to important appointments without delay
  • No spare wheel or jack needed inside the car
 

Winter Tyres.

As the temperature dips to 7˚C and below, standard tyres harden and no longer provide optimum adhesion, compromising performance when accelerating, braking and cornering. Switching to BMW Winter Tyres for the colder months not only increases safety, but since they wear more slowly than standard tyres in low temperatures, they last longer and provide cost-effective winter motoring.
Plus, solve the storage problem of seasonally changing your wheels and tyres with the BMW Tyre Hotel. We will safely and securely store your summer wheels and tyres when you change to winter ones for the cold weather and vice versa. We can also swap over your wheels and tyres with the change of season. Contact your local BMW Centre for prices and availability.
 

EU Tyre label explanation.

On the 1st November, 2012, all tyres sold in the EU are labelled in compliance with a standardised system. This label informs customers of three properties of the tyre:
  • Wet grip: this figure describes the grip properties on a wet road surface. The better the wet grip, the shorter the braking distance. This is defined by a class ranging from F (longest braking distance) to A (shortest braking distance), when braking at 49 mph. The effectiveness depends on the vehicle and the driving conditions.
  • Fuel efficiency: A tyre becomes deformed when rotating, which affects its ability to roll, resulting in a loss of energy. The higher the deformation, the higher the tyre's rolling resistance, and consequently the more fuel that is required to move the vehicle forward. This is defined by classification ranging from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).
  • External tyre noise: The tyre label specifies the level of external rolling noise in decibels (dB) and as one, two or three sound waves.

One black bar indicates that the external rolling noise is at least 3 dB lower than the EU threshold applicable from 2016.
Two black bars indicate that the external rolling noise is equal to or at most 3 dB lower than the EU threshold applicable from 2016.
Three black bars indicate that the external rolling noise does not comply with the threshold applicable from 2016.
Note - External rolling noise does not necessarily represent the noise you will hear inside the vehicle.
Actual fuel savings and road safety depend heavily on the behaviour of the driver, and the following points should be taken into account:
Economical driving can significantly reduce fuel consumption
Tyre pressures should be regularly checked to optimise wet grip and fuel efficiency
Speed limits should always be strictly respected
 
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