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Hey all,

Took delivery of the 50 on Tuesday: first impressions are great.
Little difference between the real world experience of assisted driving vs Tesla Autopilot. Appreciste that BMW are miles behind vs Tesla on lidar + hundreds of millions of real world miles driven and computed back at Musk towers but, from my first impressions of the iX50, there's not a material difference at this point.

All good, until this morning.
Tyre pressure warning that grew more urgent after a couple of miles. Instructed to pull over safely. Rear wheels should be set at 2.6bar, rear right was reading 1.7bar and dropping. Unfortunate to get a puncture day 1 or....?

AA roadside patched me up & reinflated, off to local tyre shop who said this will be a recurring issue with the combo of Pirelli Zero on the 22"wheels.

My inclination is that this just a tyre shop upsell scam/some deep seated sceptism re EVs but has anyone else experienced more frequent tyre damage or been advised to run a different combination?

Presume this is just an edge case, but thought I'd ask.

Thanks!
 

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Seems very unlucky. Oddly enough I got a puncture yesterday as well. Drove up a track which was mostly flint and one went straight through. (21" wheels) Luckily it was in the centre and could be repaired. Sidewall I would have been ****ed, as there are very few of those tyres available. I don't think there is any fundamental problem with the combo you have. More like the latter as you describe. All the boys at my local shop loved it!
 

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It's unlucky. EV tires are infamous for being road hazard magnets. I usually swap out EV-specific tires for regular non-runflats and they're a bit better. Obviously with road hazards there's a lot of (bad) luck involved...so don't read too much into it.
 
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