View Full Version : What Snow Tires are you using on your 5 Series?

01-11-2009, 12:38 PM
I though it may be helpful to everyone if we posted what snow tires we use on our cars. If we could keep this thread going, it would give everyone an idea of what tires work and which ones are questionable. As well, it could help anyone save a few $$.

Here is my info:
"99 E39 540
Goodyear Ultragrip
Rating: 4.5 ot of 5 (very good)

The ride feels is alittle floaty after changing over from 17s but the grip is secure at all speeds, starts and stops are no prioblem in the snow and the tires/wheels handle pot holes great.

01-12-2009, 12:04 AM
Dunlop winter M3 on my '03 525iT
Rating: 4.5 of 5 (excellent on both my E39 and my E46)

01-12-2009, 01:04 PM
goodyear ultra grip 16inch with 60kg of sand on the axle - runs like a tank

01-12-2009, 11:21 PM
Dunlop M3 225-17

01-12-2009, 11:47 PM
2003 540i/6
Bridgestone Blizzak WS50
235/45/17 all around on stock 17" style 37 staggered rims
3rd winter with them on and I drive about 45K kms a year total (summer + winter)

01-13-2009, 12:19 AM
gislaved nordfrost 5, hankook w409 and nokian wr all weather plus are all great winter tires. all are available in 5 series sizes. i've used the latter two.

01-13-2009, 07:43 PM
e39 m5 wraped with 235/45/17 cooper avalanche extream 5 out of 5, great tire for the price and very predictable. I rather drive my car rather than my winter beater pathfinder,

01-14-2009, 12:49 AM
Michelin HydroEdge All season 215/60/16 and they are horrible in the snow.

01-14-2009, 09:22 AM
99 540i 6 speed
Dunlop winter sport 3D 225/55-16
They are sub standard in snow, but are decent on cold dry roads. I will not get sport winter tires again. My next set will be a true full on winter tire.

01-20-2009, 02:44 PM
99 540IA

staggered M6 reps.
255/40/19 LM22s
Great tires,with the suspension being set at the highest + the big tire, I can pretty much run over a Toyota Yaris.

01-21-2009, 10:55 AM
Nokian Hakkapeliitta RSi 235/45/17s

Amazing in snow...had Pirellis and Khumos before these but I have to say Nokians are better than both

01-21-2009, 10:59 AM
before I got rid of my 540 I had 225/55R16 Michelin Arctic Alpine

01-21-2009, 08:02 PM
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25's in the stock size 235/40/18 (F) & 265/35/18 (R)