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      05-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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Tire bubble issues like on the 550's AWD runflats?

I was wondering if the M5 will have similar tire issues as the 550 19 inch AWD runflats where when you hit a pothole you get a bubble in the side wall. If I were to get a 550 M Sport, I would probably get the tire insurance. Not something I would normally purchase when I buy a car, but with hearing stores of people replacing 7+ tires in under 3000 miles I would be afraid not to. So my question is will the 20 inch tires on the M5 be susceptible to a similar issue with bubble in the side wall due to road hazards and should tire insurance be something I should think about with a M5?
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      05-09-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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I was wondering if the M5 will have similar tire issues as the 550 19 inch AWD runflats where when you hit a pothole you get a bubble in the side wall. If I were to get a 550 M Sport, I would probably get the tire insurance. Not something I would normally purchase when I buy a car, but with hearing stores of people replacing 7+ tires in under 3000 miles I would be afraid not to. So my question is will the 20 inch tires on the M5 be susceptible to a similar issue with bubble in the side wall due to road hazards and should tire insurance be something I should think about with a M5?
They wouldn't be the same run flats though. They come with the Michelin PSS tires - and Ive read rave reviews about them. I will not be opting for tire insurance, as the manufacturer warranty should at least cover them until you burn out the rears.
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I was wondering if the M5 will have similar tire issues as the 550 19 inch AWD runflats where when you hit a pothole you get a bubble in the side wall. If I were to get a 550 M Sport, I would probably get the tire insurance. Not something I would normally purchase when I buy a car, but with hearing stores of people replacing 7+ tires in under 3000 miles I would be afraid not to. So my question is will the 20 inch tires on the M5 be susceptible to a similar issue with bubble in the side wall due to road hazards and should tire insurance be something I should think about with a M5?
They wouldn't be the same run flats though. They come with the Michelin PSS tires - and Ive read rave reviews about them. I will not be opting for tire insurance, as the manufacturer warranty should at least cover them until you burn out the rears.
Good point. And I no M5 owner here has reported any such problem with the PSS tires and some of them have thousands of miles already.
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No issues at all with the Michelin PSSs. They are a great tyre as far as I can tell.

And the ride in the M5 is better than the ride in my 535i M Sport, amazingly.
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