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My iX50 just arrived at dealer this morning. Loaded with Ultimate, Premium 2, Laser, etc. packages. Taking delivery tomorrow. I got to look at it after taken off the truck, has the 21” with Goodyear tires. I was very disappointed in that, as I’m no fan of Goodyear. Hope BMW knows what they were doing with those. I’ll replace early with Michelins.
 

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My iX50 just arrived at dealer this morning. Loaded with Ultimate, Premium 2, Laser, etc. packages. Taking delivery tomorrow. I got to look at it after taken off the truck, has the 21” with Goodyear tires. I was very disappointed in that, as I’m no fan of Goodyear. Hope BMW knows what they were doing with those. I’ll replace early with Michelins.
Are those all season or performance?
 

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Are those all season or performance?
All Season. I’m not a fast or sporty driver. I’ve had issues with Goodyear OEM tires, and back in the 80’s, I worked for a large Japanese Transplant automobile manufacturer in Quality Control, and visited the factories that made tires for them. Michelin was very impressive, so I’ve only purchased Michelin’s since then.
 

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Hey - are the P Zeros on the IX 40 22's run flats by default?
@trickyladUK No. And because of the foam added inside for noise reduction, I don't believe it's possible to use the emergency tyre sealant kit that was provided in the boot. If you get a flat, the only option is to get it recovered on a truck and get a replacement tyre fitted (or get mobile tyre fitting) but the challenge has been that these tyres haven't been that quickly available.
 

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Bridgestone on mine, delivered Feb 2022. Had a recent slow puncture, next day delivery to get a replacement at dealership. Puncture was on edge so not repairable But this time I had tyre insurance thankfully.
Like all vehicle manufacturers they are approached and canvassed and vice versa, by the tyre manufacturers to use their tyres. For BMW a star symbol is moulded onto sidewall to mark as approved by BMW. Is the star essential? Hmmm.
My other car has an N mark and that manufacturer rates them from N0 to N6 and yet I can get the exact same tyre brand and spec without the mark for £’s less and now have those fitted. The right friendly source at that dealership did explain the only difference is the mark on tyre and the price, the tyres are the same. Now there‘s another debate!
this isn’t unusual where parts manufacturers stamp a brand or symbol onto the part to make it appear unique to a car brand.
Not a right or wrong answer, just my 40+ years experience of cars and manufacturers.
 

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Bridgestone on mine, delivered Feb 2022. Had a recent slow puncture, next day delivery to get a replacement at dealership. Puncture was on edge so not repairable But this time I had tyre insurance thankfully.
Like all vehicle manufacturers they are approached and canvassed and vice versa, by the tyre manufacturers to use their tyres. For BMW a star symbol is moulded onto sidewall to mark as approved by BMW. Is the star essential? Hmmm.
My other car has an N mark and that manufacturer rates them from N0 to N6 and yet I can get the exact same tyre brand and spec without the mark for £’s less and now have those fitted. The right friendly source at that dealership did explain the only difference is the mark on tyre and the price, the tyres are the same. Now there‘s another debate!
this isn’t unusual where parts manufacturers stamp a brand or symbol onto the part to make it appear unique to a car brand.
Not a right or wrong answer, just my 40+ years experience of cars and manufacturers.
@RJF99 I don't know about Bridgestone, but the Pirellis have been developed for the iX.

"Pirelli will supply P Zero Elect tyres as original equipment to the new BMW iX – a 100% electric SUV from the renowned German car manufacturer – for the xDrive50 version and the more sporty M60. P Zero Elect tires are available for the BMW iX xDrive50 version in 255/50R21 109Y XL and 275/40R22 107Y XL sizes, with the latter size also available for the sportier M60 version of the German SUV.

All these tyres are marked with a star on the side to indicate that they have been especially developed for BMW as part of Pirelli's ‘perfect fit’ philosophy, which also includes a 22-inch BMW iX tyre with more grip than the other two: made for maximum performance. This tyre has an “I” on the side, in addition to the star marking."
 

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Aye Bridgestone say the same. Cheapest supplier at build time gets fitted.


TYRE company Bridgestone has applied its latest technologies and specialist expertise in supporting electric mobility to the development of bespoke tyres for the BMW iX, the company's first all-electric SUV since its pioneering BMW i3.
The ultra-low rolling resistance Bridgestone Alenza tyres feature a host of cutting-edge technologies that complement the BMW iX's performance and character.
The custom-engineered tyres feature Bridgestone's proprietary and lightweight ENLITEN technology to reduce tyre rolling resistance and weight by up to 20 per cent helping to keep the BMW iX's overall weight to a minimum, and delivering increased vehicle mileage as a result.
The BMW iX's EV-marked Alenza tyres also feature a specially-developed material compound and tread pattern, complementing the BMW iX's four-wheel drive transmission and eDrive Technology to deliver outstanding performance, extraordinary range and impressive acceleration.
 

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Aye Bridgestone say the same. Cheapest supplier at build time gets fitted.


TYRE company Bridgestone has applied its latest technologies and specialist expertise in supporting electric mobility to the development of bespoke tyres for the BMW iX, the company's first all-electric SUV since its pioneering BMW i3.
The ultra-low rolling resistance Bridgestone Alenza tyres feature a host of cutting-edge technologies that complement the BMW iX's performance and character.
The custom-engineered tyres feature Bridgestone's proprietary and lightweight ENLITEN technology to reduce tyre rolling resistance and weight by up to 20 per cent helping to keep the BMW iX's overall weight to a minimum, and delivering increased vehicle mileage as a result.
The BMW iX's EV-marked Alenza tyres also feature a specially-developed material compound and tread pattern, complementing the BMW iX's four-wheel drive transmission and eDrive Technology to deliver outstanding performance, extraordinary range and impressive acceleration.
@RJF99 I see. Well, regardless, I am mightily impressed with the Pirellis on my iX, they are amazingly quiet because of the noise cancelling system in the tyres (I've driven virtually every EV out there and so many had what I considered excessive road and tyre noise) and rolling resistance is impressive too, the car really coasts very well in D.

I have no problem paying the premium to put the Pirellis back on come replacement time.
 
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