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      03-11-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Michelin Primacy MXM4 OEM tires

My wife is looking at a 2012 X3 35i, it seem to have Michelin Primacy MXM4 OEM tires. I could not find these tires on tirerack.com for the X3. Are these tires discontinued? Does anybody have these Michelin runflat tires on their car? How are they as far as snow, thread wear and handling?

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My guess is they were not OEM tires for X3. Problem with RFT on TireRack is that there are fewer reviews and sometimes no survey data compared to regular tires. Hopefully that will change as they gain more acceptance.
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Thanks noka, I am trying to figure out if they are runflat tires at all. I cannot seem to find the Michelin Primacy ZP MXM4 tires in the X3's tire size anywhere on the internet, 245/50R18.
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Can anybody comfrim that the 5 spoke rims are 17"? For some reason, I think the X3 35i I am looking at have 17" rims from a X3 28i.
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The 35i should have at least have 18 inch as standard.
As for the michellin wheels I haven't heard them as standard.
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Thanks noka, I am trying to figure out if they are runflat tires at all. I cannot seem to find the Michelin Primacy ZP MXM4 tires in the X3's tire size anywhere on the internet, 245/50R18.
I also could not find them (RFT) in that size. If you really like the vehicle otherwise, I would tell the selling dealer that you insist on having BMW wheels and OEM tires (if that matters to you) and negotiate it into the deal.
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I also could not find them (RFT) in that size. If you really like the vehicle otherwise, I would tell the selling dealer that you insist on having BMW wheels and OEM tires (if that matters to you) and negotiate it into the deal.
I am starting to think they are 17" rims. The Michelin Primacy ZP MXM4 does come in the 245/55R17 size which is used in the X3 28i. Could it be that for some reason, this X3 35i have 17" wheels from a 28i. The rims are oem BMW 5 solid spoke that looks like a turbine, can anyone confrim those are 17" rims?
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I am starting to think they are 17" rims. The Michelin Primacy ZP MXM4 does come in the 245/55R17 size which is used in the X3 28i. Could it be that for some reason, this X3 35i have 17" wheels from a 28i. The rims are oem BMW 5 solid spoke that looks like a turbine, can anyone confrim those are 17" rims?
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Go to BMWVin.com and enter the last 7 char of the VIN. You will see all options for the vehicle.
e.g. mine says:
S2A8A 19"M LM RAEDER DOPPELSPEICHE 369 M BMW LA wheel, M Double Spoke 369
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Go to BMWVin.com and enter the last 7 char of the VIN. You will see all options for the vehicle.
e.g. mine says:
S2A8A 19"M LM RAEDER DOPPELSPEICHE 369 M BMW LA wheel, M Double Spoke 369
BMWvin.com shows the BMW LA wheel Y Spoke 308 18". Someone must have swap the 18" out for the 17" for whatever reason.
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I pulled off the stock BMW Goodyear run flats on my 2013 X3 M-Sport and am running non-run flat 245/45R-19 Michelin Primacy MXM4s. Much better than the stock BMW tires in dry, wet and snow. They are a great tire.

You can get Continental Tire's ContiComfortKit from Tire Rack Continental Tire's ContiComfortKit or one from BMW (BMWs cost more) for flat repair or just call a flat bed and take it to a shop if you get a flat.
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I have the 28i x3. You are discribing my wheels that I have. They are 17" with 245 55 17. If you have run-flat tires it will say RFT on the side wall. I am sure someone switched wheels with you. I plan putting the Michlen primacy on mine when my Bridgestone wear out. I had them on my 328i and I thought they did great.
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I pulled off the stock BMW Goodyear run flats on my 2013 X3 M-Sport and am running non-run flat 245/45R-19 Michelin Primacy MXM4s. Much better than the stock BMW tires in dry, wet and snow. They are a great tire.

You can get Continental Tire's ContiComfortKit from Tire Rack Continental Tire's ContiComfortKit or one from BMW (BMWs cost more) for flat repair or just call a flat bed and take it to a shop if you get a flat.
I'm seriously thinking about putting MXM4 for better ride comfort. Can you describe how you feel different comparing stock GY LS2 in detail? Just want to make sure it is worth to try. Thanks!
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I have the 28i x3. You are discribing my wheels that I have. They are 17" with 245 55 17. If you have run-flat tires it will say RFT on the side wall. I am sure someone switched wheels with you. I plan putting the Michlen primacy on mine when my Bridgestone wear out. I had them on my 328i and I thought they did great.
Thanks welkerbrads, it sounds like the previous owner swap out the wheels for whatever reason. I have been doing a little research on the 17" Michelin primacy ZP runflat tires and they have gotten great reviews. Good snow, dry and traction, quiet and smooth. Too bad Michelin doesnt make this runflat for the 18" and 19" size.
You are lucky your did not come with Good Year Eagle LS. My 535i came with those and I ask my dealer to swap them out for the Conti runflats as a condition of my purchase. The Good Year Eagles have sidewall problems, there are a number of case of sidewall bubbles and rim damage. They are also terrible in the snow and the stopping power is horrible. Throw in the highway tire noise and rough ride, it seems like BMW really made a big mistake in using the Eagle LS as their OEM tire.
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