2007 BMW 530i Tires

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2007 BMW 530i Tire Reviews

4.7
(1 Customer Reviews)
Overall:
4.7
Dry
4.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
5.0
 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32

I bought the Blizzak as a replacement for my Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3. I live in Montreal, and I found that, although the PA3 had great handling on dry pavement and ice, it was horrible in loose snow that is several inches deep. Moreover, I found that I often had trouble climbing a hill in my rear-wheel drive car, even after disengaging the traction control. The Blizzak is a softer and spongier tire than the PA3. It has a more aggressive tread than the PA3 and I find that the car can plow through snow without engaging any of the car's traction and stability controls. It really is a snow tire, thus it is slightly more noisy and has less stiffness in dry corners than the PA3. However, for a real-wheel drive car, it is a good compromise. I have yet to try it at temperatures below -10C, so I am not certain how well its sticks to the dry pavement in tight corners. I know that the PA3 would require some counter steering at below -12C when I entered a corner too aggressively. I look forward to not getting stuck in show banks that are more than 6 inches, and I will revise this post over the winter.

Size:  225/50R17

Vehicle:  BMW 2007 530i 4 Dr Sedan Base

Anonymous made this review on 12/14/2014 2:09:01 PM and is Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)