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      08-09-2010, 04:15 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by ZuerstBMW View Post
Why are runflats extra in Germany? Are non-runflats standard?
Runflats were designed for those who are elderly or had handicaps so that they would not have to get out and change a tire. I believe that is why they are an option and not standard. I believe Bridgestone cut BMW an awesome deal to make RFT's standard in the US since we are the biggest market in the world for BMW. Reality many stick with OEM tires so getting them on a car coming out of the factory is essential to stimulating future sales at full retail prices.