BMW 325i Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Michelin Alpin A4 (53) 88% 95% 91% 88% 94% 93%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 (89) 95% 92% 89% 88% 73% 86%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 (230) 93% 90% 86% 88% 79% 81%
Firestone Firehawk 900 (5) 78% 80% 85% 85% 88% 90%
Nokian Hakka Blue 2 (2) 80% 90% 70% 80% 0% 90%
Vredestein Sportrac 5 (98) 88% 85% 84% 83% 86% 84%
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 (6) 80% 82% 78% 80% 75% 86%
Michelin CrossClimate 2 (81) 86% 84% 75% 70% 83% 85%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 (87) 91% 78% 83% 87% 71% 73%
Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response (103) 88% 84% 84% 77% 76% 80%
Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 (77) 87% 81% 79% 79% 75% 77%
Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 (63) 84% 79% 81% 81% 76% 75%
Nokian WR D4 (68) 83% 82% 78% 79% 66% 83%
Kumho Ecsta PS31 (59) 82% 79% 76% 79% 75% 79%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 (88) 85% 78% 79% 78% 76% 81%
Michelin Energy XM2 (50) 81% 74% 73% 74% 86% 73%
Michelin Primacy HP (198) 85% 75% 77% 74% 77% 76%
Continental Premium Contact 5 (115) 87% 82% 76% 77% 58% 78%
Three A P606 (47) 79% 73% 69% 69% 72% 76%
Toyo T1R (286) 83% 69% 75% 74% 63% 70%
Bridgestone DriveGuard (26) 84% 83% 77% 74% 47% 69%
Pirelli P Zero Runflat (40) 84% 70% 77% 74% 58% 66%
Accelera Beta (11) 80% 59% 59% 53% 94% 75%
Landsail LS288 (34) 75% 61% 66% 61% 72% 71%
Pace PC10 (11) 75% 61% 57% 60% 75% 66%
Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS (6) 85% 73% 80% 65% 63% 53%
Landsail DH2 (23) 71% 57% 60% 56% 59% 63%
Durun A One (21) 67% 46% 59% 51% 45% 49%
Event WL905 (129) 59% 30% 41% 39% 60% 49%
Triangle TR968 (68) 54% 32% 40% 38% 61% 38%

BMW 325i Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 given 83% (225-40-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 12000 spirited miles
When I fitted them for the first time, on one of my cars it felt like it's reborn. Amazing handling, grip and feedback. I was astonished. The only bad thing is that only after a year and a half and about 20k kms, I have torn the internal structure and they have become impossible to balance, started to give vibrations at random speeds and had to replace them. Surprise surprise. I have replaced them with exactly the same ones. It's only because I admit that my driving didn't help. I always attack the corners with the maximum possible speed. And don't have much regard for speedbumps. I could see that only the edges of the tires was looking worn and the rest looked still great. They looked like they were driven hard on a racetrack. So I'm sure it's my fault that they have disintegrated inside so quickly. Probably the hot weather here (Dubai) didn't help much too. I am not sure how they handle in the wet, but I don't really care, haha.
Overall astonishing tyre. Will recommend 10/10.
tyre reviewed on 2023-10-24 19:16:54
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 given 90% (225-45-17-)
Driving on track for 500 spirited miles
Excellent wet grip. Because of these tyres i won two timeattack events this season in wet. Also good in dry but overheats quickly.
tyre reviewed on 2023-09-23 07:43:15
Writing about the Continental Premium Contact 5 given 93% (205-55-16-)
Driving on mostly town for 10000 spirited miles
+: 1)Komfort 1)Soft 2)Road Grip 3)Braking distances 4)All is well in the wet 5)A little better for premium. //// -: 1)Noisy 2)Easy to cut 3)swinging 4)easily deformed 5)no choice R17-R18
tyre reviewed on 2022-09-01 19:18:58
Writing about the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 given 83% (225-50-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 6000 spirited miles
After 10 000km, about 1mm wear (20%) for 75% highway, 25% mountain roads dynamic driving. With High temperatures (40degrees C) the tire feels composed. Only weaknesses are hard braking (ABS tends to engage sooner) and large turns at high speeds. Otherwise all good! No rubber delamination compared to a crossclimate I previously had (which needed a much more relaxed driving)
tyre reviewed on 2022-08-16 11:51:09
Writing about the Michelin CrossClimate 2 given 51% (255-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2000 average miles
After just over 2000 miles or use, I have to say that i'm quite disappointed. Dry grip is average at best and wet grip is not anywhere near what I was expecting. The tyres don't work when cold or in slightly icy conditions. They also don't work well when its hot. This was my first time trying all season tyres and I defo will not do it again. Better off getting a good set of summers and, if you need it, a spare set of winters. The one area I think these tyres do well is in comfort. I've done a few long drives with them now and they do soak up the road well. MPG is not good.
tyre reviewed on 2022-04-30 22:03:30
Writing about the Accelera Beta given 37% (205-50-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
Drove this tire from Oct-2016 to Jan-2021, then switched to Michelin PS4. - Dry grip: Poor like driving on ice especially in high speed corner, but no problem in straight. - Wet grip: Even poorer, but still no problem in straight. - Comfort: poor, harsh ride. The noise is bad even in low speed, I thought I had a failed wheel bearing but the noise gone after switching to the new PS4. - Braking: The brakes became jerky when using this tire. - Acceleration: Draggy, high rolling resistance. - Actual size: I used 205/50 R17, though the bead is in the right size, the thread seems like it is 2 steps smaller (looked like 185 width thread), this is the most disappointing aspect for me. - Wear: good, after 4 years & some 20k km driven the thread still looked like new, about 70-80% thread depth left. Cons: Only use this tire if you: 1. Only drive in city 2. Very calm in high way 3. Have no problem with the bad things I mentioned above.
tyre reviewed on 2021-02-15 13:17:19
Writing about the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS given 81% (245-45-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 20000 spirited miles
The RE 988 is a really great tire, matches the BMW perfectly and feels nice and sporty for an all season tire :)
tyre reviewed on 2021-01-23 00:17:26
Writing about the Nokian Hakka Blue 2 given 85% (205-55-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2500 spirited miles
Excellent grip both in the dry and wet. Aquaplaning is hardly an issue even at highway speeds
tyre reviewed on 2020-08-07 18:50:13
Writing about the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 given 40% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
These tires are insanely noisy on my BMW 325it sport package. I never even thought about tire noise until I got these installed. They are incredibly noisy at all speeds to the point that I no longer enjoy driving my car and am driving my 2007 328it sport package instead. Honestly worried about hearing damage with the Hankooks. I have had the OEM Continental tire and most recently this same Hankook tire. Neither of the two previous tires were noisy and I chose to install the Hankooks again because they were so quiet and yet handled well. Obviously something has changed for the worse at Hankook. Do not buy these tires if you value the quiet enjoyment of your car.
tyre reviewed on 2020-05-11 00:21:59
Writing about the Pace PC10 given 60% (225-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 spirited miles
Good dry grip and road manner, very low wear. Poor wet grip, oversteer easily, but predictable. Came with the car, but would choose something else to improve wet grip when they finally wear out. BMW 325ti.
tyre reviewed on 2020-04-07 12:14:08
Writing about the Michelin Energy XM2 given 80% (185-65-15-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 22000 average miles
Review for Michelin Energy XM2 size 185/65/R15 on a 1994 BMW 325i sedan
I find these tyres almost perfect for average daily driving
high comfort and low road noise
impressive tire wear (22500 miles so far and plenty of tread left)
impressive braking performance during emergency stop situations
just dont exect UHP handling and grip levels, these are real world daily tyres
my only concern are the soft sidewalls in potholes, had to replace one
I would buy them again...
tyre reviewed on 2019-11-08 16:41:05
Writing about the Kumho Ecsta PS31 given 83% (245-40-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 6300 spirited miles
First background on my car:
93 E36 325i, stock power ~160 whp on megan eurostreet 2 coilovers using a 245 squared

Performance: These are probably some of the best value for the money tires. I drive this car hard on a daily basis, pushing 5-7/10ths and they grip fantastic. I'm highly confident in the dry, but not so much in the wet cause I dont push the car when its wet, I'm not stupid. I took the car to some very tight and twisty roads (canyons of Malibu, CA, USA) and they never stepped out. They are very progressive and communicative. Windows down, you can hear some slight squeal when you're pushing them, but that's the tires talking to you, but they're still far from losing grip. Steering is nice, they respond quickly. Having done quick aggressive lane changes at highway speed, they grip and respond excellently, the car rotates well

Road manners: they're very comfy and quiet when driving in a calm manner, they ride over bumps well.

Tread life: I wish these tires lasted longer, but theres a reason why these tires have the price they have. I'm at 6300 miles right now, and I have roughly 3-4mm of tread life remaining from the wear bar. And I did a tire rotation at 3100 miles.
So I think at 10,000 miles I will need a replacement. So sadly under hard driving, they dont last

Overall I highly recommend these tires. If you're looking for a budget performance tire, and you can find these for a good deal like i did at $65 usd each, you'll be happy.
tyre reviewed on 2019-10-02 20:51:54
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