Created as a merger between three German companies – Rapp Motorenwerke, Bayerische Flugzeugwerke and Automobilwerk Eisenach – BMW were able to enter the automobile market with the kind of technical experience that other companies need years and thousands of sales to achieve. They wear this technical engineering (if a little uninspiring) heritage on their sleeves, proudly proclaiming that their motors are “the result of experts coming together to produce a creation that’s more than the sum of its parts” in their official website.
A German manufacturer, BMW’s cars are well suited to the smooth tarmac of Autobahns, motorways and race tracks, though their many SUV and off-road oriented options are commendable. When selecting BMW tyres, keep in mind the performance of your car, and the type of terrain you encounter on a regular basis. Slick BMW tyres will be perfect for the smooth tarmac and concrete of the urban commute, but you’ll need meaty treads for mud and slopes. With BMW’s recent focus on rapidly accelerating turbo and hybrid vehicles, high-grip tyres are a must, with flatter profiles working better on tarmac and smooth surfaces. Never ones to rest on their laurels, BMW have pioneered a range of technological advances in their cars in recent years, often emphasising unobtrusive benefits such as decreased fuel consumption whilst retaining performance. a recurring message in the promotion of this new tech is that drivers “still receive our iconic BMW driving performance” however many extras are whirring under the bonnet.
Similarly, their tyres also boast this humbly efficient philosophy, adopting new rubber compounds and mixes without smacking you around the head with it. A notable feature of some BMW tyres is their run-flat functionality, allowing drivers to continue driving after a puncture, though not for long. Symmetrical or summer tyres work well with BMW cars, provided the conditions aren’t too treacherous.