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In Jamezola's Post from the end of Jan, he noted it had taken a couple of weeks to get a replacement tyre.

I can confirm that this situation has NOT improved. Apparently the tyres are only available from the production line, and when one is 'allocation' they ship the tyre by sea.....

Not the dealers fault, and they are looking to get me a car. BMW (not the dealer) do not consider their inability to supply a tyre reason enough to supply a replacement car.

I've asked if I can purchase a spare for myself. But the dealer wasn't sure BMW would release one....

With all the rubbish going on in Europe, I feel bad about moaning about the lack of a luxury car. But I wanted to reiterate @Jamezola warning about tyres. If you get a flat, then you may be out of action for a few weeks :(O
 

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Yes, mine were the 21’’ Bridgestones. Incidentally, the one bit of luck I had was to call bmw emergency service who sent a technician to investigate. If the technician suggest the car needs to go to the dealer, bmw will provide a car, not a dealer courtesy car, but a similar car to what you have, ironically they offered us a 760!!! (V12 - I could hear the penguins sigh) But ended up with a x5 hybrid which you keep until your car is repaired… worth knowing so the inconvenience is minimised…
 

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I've finally got my car back! For the record the Dealer was great.

BMW DO stock them in the UK, just not many. I know this as I ordered myself a spare one yesterday, and its at the dealer today! I do a lot of business miles, and I can't afford to be off the road for two weeks...

I just asked spares (before I posted this) and they said the Bridgestone gone to backorder again, so I am lucky to get one (not that I should need to order one in).
 

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I may have just answered my own question - Source for tyres - Black Circles

"This tyre features Pirelli’s Noise Cancelling System which has been designed to reduce the noise inside the vehicle thanks to the sound absorbing device on the inside wall of the tyre."
 
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