Category Archives: Continental TS830 P


Customer calls: Hello please can I have a price on four Pirelli run-flat winter tyres, size 275/40R20 front and 315/35R20 rear. (This is a classic BMW X5 and X6 combination)…

Many customers give us a call asking the above question; we are all about advice and love the one on one conversation with the customer, always offering the best package we believe to be suited to them. My first response to this question would be have you considered changing your wheels to a smaller size, to which the customer will respond I don’t really want to spend that much on wheels and tyres just for winter.

Therefore, through the process we go.

1st the price on the requested sizes,

275/40R20 PIRELLI SCORPION ICE & SNOW 106V XL R/F £317.00

315/35R20 PIRELLI SCORPION ICE & SNOW 110V XL R/F £373.00

Total price delivered £1380 or fitted at one of our fitting centres across the UK £1450


2nd the cheaper and more affective option.

Recommend dropping down to 19” wheels and tyres option and removing the run-flat tyres, sounds strange I understand however, this should become clearer in a line or two.

19” wheels specially designed for use on the BMW X5 & X6 why so special you ask, when you remove the 315/35R20 from the rear and were to fit a normal 19” or even a 20” it would look sunken under the large wheel arches this is due to the width of the wheel and the offset. What we use is a narrower option both wheels are 9” x 19” offset front ET48 & offset rear ET18. BMW would use this same fitment on the X6 models Xdrive 30d & Xdrive 35i with there 19” option and it looks great. The tyres size for the X6 & X5 would become 255/50R19 again same spec as BMW. This option is 100% better then the wider 315 tyre size for cutting through the snow and slush. The best part of this is the price.

4 X 19” Alloy wheels fitted with 255/50R19 Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme

1 x Continental Compressor kit (all in one compressor and repair kit)

Delivered to your door £1198

Fitted at one of our fitting centres across the UK £1238

Total saving £252 when you buy wheels and tyres over the expensive run-flats

The continental Kit is there so there is no need for run-flats this option many customers take.

Packages can be found here –  BMW X5 2013> & BMW X6

So there we have it fitting new wheels and tyres really can save you 100’s of pounds.

Any questions please contact us.

The Tyremen team.

Continental TS830 P

TS830 PContinental winter tyres, two variants, two codes! This review is for the TS830P not the TS830, the P stands for performance and is a very different product to the standard 830 – here are the basics:

Sizes available: 16″, 17″, 18″, 19″ & even 20″ there is even a limited selection of Run-Flat options.

Speed ratings: H (136mph), V (149mph) & W (168mph), it’s probably not wise to drive at this speed if there is snow on the ground!

Suitable for: medium sized cars, saloons, executive, SUV & high performance sports

This tyre has now been around since 2009, in many ways it is mis-understood but rest assured its a great winter tyre. It’s mis-understood in that the standard TS830 (for smaller car & hot hatches) received a lot of attention in 2010/11 by winning a bunch of the prominent winter tyre tests and was the product that everyone wanted. However if you needed winter tyres in 17″ diameter and above then generally the 830 wasn’t produced and you had to opt for the 830P, the performance version for larger vehicles.

However the confusion was cleared up when this tyre started turning heads in its own right after topping many winter tyre tests. As you may have gathered already I think you need to take these results with a pinch of salt, but when a product starts winning them all then you have to sit and take notice. Between 2009 & 2012 the TS830P claimed 1st place in 5 winter tyre tests in 17″ & 18″ diameter. There have also been another 3 2nd & 3rd place results and the tyre was consistently described as offering great all round winter performance.

Recommendations went a step further when Auto Express awarded it the crown of best winter tyre in 2012 and claimed that the tyre showed no weakness whatsoever!

The feedback that we I’ve received from users of this tyre has been really positive, especially with drivers that have embarked on long drives to the Alps where they have praised the confidence they get from the tyre and small amount of road noise. I haven’t had too many people come back to me with reports of how long they last as yet so I look forward to your comments. Continental do claim that this product offers good longevity and from handling this product the tread blocks seem firm and this claim could well be the case.

Continental are consistently making great winter tyres at the moment and I would have no hesitation in recommending this multi award winning product for a range of winter uses.

Need any further help or davice? The guys at Tyremen can give you all the help you need, from questions to purchase and fitting, call 08456 807808

Have you had this tyre fitted to your car or SUV, we’d love to hear your thoughts, leave a comment below or even ask a question.


The Winter Tyre Review Team