BMW revises its winter tyre plans for 2011
BMW has revised its winter tyre programme following in its inaugural year in 2010. As well as offering a selection of winter wheel and tyre packages, BMW UK is offering to store and insure the spare set of summer wheels and tyres until they need to be changed again in spring for £30.
According to the car manufacturer, fitting winter tyres will ensure that a BMW performs to the best of its abilities during colder weather. Potentially there is a cost benefit too. The new BMW winter wheel and tyres reportedly result in as much as 40 per cent better wear characteristics than summer tyres when the outside temperature is below 7°C.
A number of different wheel styles and sizes, including alloy and steel rims are available. Prices vary by model but start at £700 for a complete set of four winter wheels and tyres on a BMW 1 Series.