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      04-17-2013, 09:17 AM   #89
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Anyone know why BMW uses so many OE tires? Steady supply? Pricing leverage?

Seems like a hassle to stock 3x the number of tires in order to service the inevitable single-tire replacement.
likely a combo of all those reasons.
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      04-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #90
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Mine came with Contis. Was hoping for Michelins but they're not that bad.
same
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      04-17-2013, 07:40 PM   #91
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likely a combo of all those reasons.
Interesting. One more to add, perhaps it's regional?
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      04-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #92
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      04-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #93
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i got p zeros on mine (2012 took deliv memorial day weekend) and at 6k they are starting to get a little thin. but i really like them. if the 3 OEM tires (contis, pirelli, much) i got what i would consider middle of the road. looking forward to contrasting the super sports though. or i may even consider the bridgestones.
Wow, I got my 12' E92 M3 last year right before Memorial Day weekend and I just hit 6K miles on my stock Pirelli P-Zeros and I too am looking forward to the Michelin PSS's as well
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      04-18-2013, 09:24 AM   #94
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Interesting. One more to add, perhaps it's regional?
i'm guessing there was simply no certainity of supply as they were likely decreasing production of the PS2s to make more PSSs. Just a guess. In that case BMW would need to find suppliers who can fill that void. It appears it happened at a time when M3 production really picked up in volume.
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      04-18-2013, 10:11 PM   #95
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2013 - Came with Conti's.
They really aren't a tire of performance caliber. Don't know why they are even in consideration.

I'm trying to swing the tail out as much as I can to wear them out faster so I can justify HAVING to buy a new set of PSS (faulty self-logic hard at work lol).
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      04-19-2013, 02:19 PM   #96
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Potenza RE-11 are great tires just so you know!
I have them on my S2000 and while they are nice tires they don't compare to the SuperSports.
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      04-20-2013, 07:06 AM   #97
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      04-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #98
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Took welt delivery on april 22nd LUCKILY michelin pilot sport as well on 18,s stock wheels.
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      04-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #103
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      04-25-2013, 03:48 PM   #104
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      04-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #105
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2013 - Came with Conti's.
They really aren't a tire of performance caliber. Don't know why they are even in consideration.

I'm trying to swing the tail out as much as I can to wear them out faster so I can justify HAVING to buy a new set of PSS (faulty self-logic hard at work lol).
I agree the Contis are not appropriate for the M3 particularly as part of the competition package. I will be very disappointed if mine comes with Contis
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      04-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #106
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I think, no on second thought I know that BMW tested all the tires mentioned in this thread and therefore installs them on our cars.

I think another point to be made is ... they just don't like to give the business to only one of the manufactures it's just good business to spread it around a bit. For future development and price ... any of you in the business world know what I mean.

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      04-27-2013, 12:55 AM   #108
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My 12 came with PS2s. As a data point I'm at 5500 miles and they are about shot. Slightly more wear in front than in back. IMO not bad tires and I've had them before on a Corvette where I saw similar performance so I'm looking forward to the PSS which by all accounts are better across the board.
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      04-27-2013, 02:48 AM   #109
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'13 zcp e92 came with contis. Can't wait to burn them up -- I'm not a fan. I plan to switch to PSS.
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Don't know why E92 came with Michelin and E93 with Conti?
There is no pattern as far as I can tell its all over the board what tire comes with what car.
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