Thread: Winter wheels
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      07-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by RobUK
Originally Posted by ikonic View Post
Don't BMW UK have quite a useful scheme where you "lease" (or buy? - not sure which) a set of winter wheels which they store for you?

When winter rolls around, take your car to BMW, and they swap your wheels for you whilst also storing your summer wheels until you're ready to swap back again.

I remember reading some adverts for it last winter and thinking it was a pretty useful idea.
Yes, they sent me various flyers about this. There's a section on the BMW UK website about it here -

I'm definitely going to do it, both for the improved performance of winter tyres in cold weather plus extending the life of my 'summer' alloys

The above BMW UK link doesn't specifically refer to the MY2012 3 Series but does show '3 Series Saloon since 09/2008' and you can get the following for the 320d (I'm guessing costs for the F30 320d will be in the same ballpark).

Wheel : 17"
Dimension : 225/45 R17 94 V
Tyre Brand : Bridgestone Blizzak LM 25* RSC
Part Number : 36 11 2 159 852
Price (inc VAT) : £ 1,600

For an extra £30 they'll store your summer set.
How do these tires fit when the 18 tires that come from the factory are 225/45?? If you are moving to a 17" rim don't you have to go to a 225/50???