BMW 520d Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 (102) 95% 92% 88% 88% 73% 86%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 (234) 93% 90% 86% 88% 80% 81%
Kleber Dynaxer HP4 (16) 93% 89% 85% 73% 86% 88%
Michelin Alpin 6 (28) 88% 92% 84% 82% 85% 90%
Barum Bravuris 3HM (66) 88% 83% 82% 80% 87% 84%
Nokian WR (8) 76% 91% 79% 76% 88% 79%
Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3 ROF (5) 92% 84% 90% 74% 84% 72%
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (311) 90% 88% 81% 84% 73% 78%
Falken Azenis FK510 (142) 89% 88% 82% 82% 72% 77%
Nokian Hakka Black 2 (3) 90% 95% 90% 90% 70% 65%
Michelin CrossClimate (143) 88% 85% 82% 80% 84% 89%
Nankang AS2 (5) 88% 90% 72% 76% 80% 86%
Viking Protech Newgen (12) 81% 80% 69% 77% 90% 79%
Maxxis MA iPro Victra iPro (22) 88% 78% 83% 84% 68% 76%
Hankook Ventus V12 evo k110 (114) 84% 75% 76% 78% 74% 79%
Avon ZV5 (112) 84% 78% 77% 77% 71% 77%
Continental Sport Contact 3 (244) 88% 80% 81% 77% 62% 74%
Nokian WR A3 (75) 92% 87% 88% 82% 90% 91%
Bridgestone Turanza ER300 (193) 83% 77% 77% 72% 78% 71%
Hankook Kinergy 4S2 (32) 80% 80% 69% 72% 77% 78%
Hankook Ventus S1 evo (44) 81% 73% 76% 73% 75% 72%
Premiorri ViaMaggiore (6) 68% 58% 68% 68% 86% 55%
Goodyear Excellence (125) 79% 70% 72% 71% 72% 73%
Nankang Sportnex AS2 Plus (22) 86% 66% 76% 72% 64% 71%
Jinyu YU61 (46) 80% 65% 68% 63% 73% 75%
Continental Sport Contact 2 (229) 85% 75% 76% 72% 61% 66%
Hankook Ventus Prime2 (61) 79% 73% 72% 71% 67% 72%
Bridgestone DriveGuard (26) 84% 83% 77% 74% 47% 69%
Continental Sport Contact 3 SSR Run flat (27) 83% 73% 72% 74% 71% 57%
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (212) 83% 69% 74% 72% 66% 59%
Nitto NT555 (6) 75% 63% 70% 72% 65% 67%
Goodyear Eagle NCT5 (91) 75% 61% 68% 61% 78% 69%
Nankang NS2 (211) 76% 58% 65% 62% 73% 62%
Maxxis MA Z4S Victra (18) 89% 77% 79% 78% 80% 78%
Bridgestone Turanza ER300 RFT (11) 66% 57% 67% 67% 70% 65%
Sailun Atrezzo Z4 AS (51) 74% 68% 62% 61% 64% 55%
Pace Toledo TL1000 (13) 71% 55% 61% 59% 70% 59%
Continental Cross Contact LX Sport (16) 79% 65% 64% 61% 37% 75%
Premiorri Solazo S Plus (8) 70% 49% 51% 54% 70% 66%
Dunlop SP Sport 01 ROF (9) 71% 60% 60% 57% 49% 46%
Sunny SN3830 (17) 55% 44% 49% 44% 70% 67%

BMW 520d Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Viking Protech Newgen given 87% (225-50-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 9000 average miles
Coming out from some great Michelin Primacy RUNFLAT tyres I opted for these Viking ProTech NewGen, as one of my friends with a Mercedes E Klasse recommended them to me as reliable for normal use. I can say I like switching from RUNFLAT to normal tyres as they are not so loud and are softer on normal city roads with the car suspension. After cca. 9000 miles or 13000+ km I can say the tyres are reliable and a great choice for the money (I paid ≈ 75 EUR/tyre). They feel great, braking is good in dry and wet, handling just find in rain. The only thing I can say they are a bit loud on the highway driving at 130 km/hr or 80 miles/hr. Took them on long roads for summer vacation, 2500 km round trip and no complaints here. Would definitely consider them again.
tyre reviewed on 2023-11-08 09:43:19
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 given 64% (225-50-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 25000 average miles
My initial review is here somewhere but I can not find it to edit it.

End of life review: so, I bought these in May 2020 for la 5 series 520d with 177hp, rwd. I used them by rotation, for 3 summers and aprox 30-35k km on mixed roads. I planned to use them this summer as well, two of them had 4mm and the other two had 6mm, but, even if I properly stored them, had correct pressure in them and so, they show advance aging https:// imgur. com /a/BoXRfVW (remove spaces) which never happened to previous 4 sets of GY that I had on different cars for even 4-5 years/set, but also, never had GY UHP tyres before.
I replaced them with Hankook Prime 4, as I wasn't feeling safe with them anymore and also they became very noisy but still with a good grip both on dry and wet.
Not sure if I will buy any other GY anytime soon.
tyre reviewed on 2023-05-06 07:29:13
Writing about the Nankang Sportnex AS2 Plus given 82% (275-35-19-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
I left a review before on the AS 2 but my tyres are the new AS2 Plus - my error! So I have 19'' wheels and tyres are large 275's at to say so far so good. Had Falkens before and liked them but local garage said try these - and have to say they ride well / noise no issues / wet so far so good but have not been on really wet roads yet. Tyre wear can't comment yet either but will do later. So in summary for £170 runflats on a 5 Series 19'' wheels I'm delighted........yes you get what you pay for but you can also get good value for money and these tick that box.
tyre reviewed on 2022-05-06 16:31:14
Writing about the Nankang AS2 given 80% (275-35-19-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
I drive a BMW 5 Series (17 plate) & rear runflats are expensive as I have 19'' wheels. Tried Falkens and was very happy with them but my local garage said try these.....and so far so good. These are big tyres being 275 wide - cost wise £170 each fitted which is very good for Runflats of this size 19''. Drive seems fine / noise, no issues / wet handling not really tested so far but roads were wet this morning and had no problems, they are A Rated for wet so should be ok....wear only time will tell but as I'm retired my days of pounding motorways are over but I still enjoy driving my car and tyres are very very important.......yes you get what you pay for generally but you can also get good value and to date these Nankang's seem good value for money.
tyre reviewed on 2022-05-06 14:38:14
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 given 98% (225-45-18-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 200 spirited miles
I purchased my 5 series with budget tyres on them and cannot believe the difference these tyres have made. The car felt vague in all departments and now is extremely sure footed and dynamic. Completely transformed my driving experience and couldn’t be happier
tyre reviewed on 2022-04-07 20:23:07
Writing about the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 given 60% (225-55-16-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 0 miles
Hi there, I've been driving the tires for 6 thousand kilometers and they are the first all-season tires I've ever driven. All in all, I find this tire to be a great compromise in relation to price and performance/driving characteristics. When it comes to dry and wet grip (even when cornering) I can't find any serious weaknesses. The tires are quiet, but unfortunately, between 120-140 km/h, I hear a slight, minimal howl (can be heard when the radio is switched off). This was not the case with the summer tires (also Hankook). When you're driving faster, i.e. from 170 km/h, there is a bit of a lack of feeling for the road, but you can deal with that. The Hankook behaves safely in the snow, it also depends on the driving style. In my opinion, with a reasonable driving style/speed, there are no major weaknesses. I haven't ridden the tire with aquaplaning & ice yet. All in all, I can recommend the tire.
tyre reviewed on 2022-02-02 07:38:27
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 given 100% (225-50-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 30000 average miles
I have this tires fitted on my 2009 BMW 5 series in 225/50/17 size. After two summers and almost 30k miles with them, it is my favourite tire so far. Excellent grip in both dry and wet. I drove them on a good and pretty equal mix of motorways, country roads, city and national roads, performed incredibly well in all conditions. Under 10 degrees Celsius’s and cold asphalt, the grip is still good on dry but the tire gets a bit hard, which I think is normal for summer tires. They still have about 4mm of thread left, which will be good for another summer then definitely I'll buy them again or next generation of GY F1 Asymmetric Eagle. They don't seem to be noisy at all. I putted a 245/45/17 set on an 2013 E Klasse 220CDI. The handling is predictable in all conditions which gave me confidence every time I was at the wheel.
tyre reviewed on 2021-10-20 14:54:22
Writing about the Nokian Hakka Black 2 given 79% (245-40-19-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 6200 easy going miles
Got these tires on the car when purchased used, have driven about 10.000km with these tires (tires have maybe been driven 2k-5k by previous owner). Most of my km is with a caravan behind, so not that much of sporty driving. Although when driving sporty, there are no issues with grip in dry or wet. The tires are awesome in the wet, no signs of aqua planing at legal speed limits + a few km/h. But they are loud and on our car they are “tracking”. Not sure what the proper English term for it is, but they feel unstable on “grooved” tarmac (because of studded tire wear on the tarmac). Measured thread after 10.000km is around 5.5-6mm. The “tracking”, noise level and price (can get Goodyear asy 5 and pirelli pz4 for €20-40 less per tire) is the reason why I’m considering other tires when the time comes to replace these.
tyre reviewed on 2021-10-08 22:10:38
Writing about the Bridgestone Turanza ER300 given 91% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
Do a lot of miles and am always conscious of my tyres. I bought a new car that had these on it and they have performed well. Lots of motorways and spirited driving. Tyre has even wear and good on all aspects. In 100,000 miles I have only been through two sets!
tyre reviewed on 2021-09-26 12:49:21
Writing about the Premiorri Solazo S Plus given 99% (225-55-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 spirited miles
Perfect on dry and wet road, very comfortable. The best tyres for this money.
tyre reviewed on 2021-04-03 20:33:43
Writing about the Michelin Alpin 6 given 94% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
Have them for a few hounders of km now. Ss soon as I put them on the car, the mud appeared on the road and the tires did their job properly. Even if they are mounted on a BMW 5 Series 520d automatic gearbox, RWD, with only 163 hp, on dry asphalt I managed to make them squeak at hard starts. The road feadback is great, as is the grip on wet and cold asphalt. I tested them in about 15-20 cm of freshly fallen snow, they did their job brilliantly, without slipping and giving me the impression of maximum safety. On a slope with a slope of 15-17%, the snowy road, I climbed with 50-60 km / h while others barely climbed with 30-40 km / h, even with front-wheel drive cars. After 4-5 sets of Pirelli WinterSottoZero and SnowControl Serie 2, a set of Dunlop Sport4D on different tyres, I switched to Michelin and I don't think I will change the brand of winter tires too soon. With these tires I feel safer than ever. I will update my review after I will drive them even more.
tyre reviewed on 2020-11-22 05:41:09
Writing about the Kleber Dynaxer HP4 given 84% (225-50-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2000 average miles
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tyre reviewed on 2020-09-02 22:20:44
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