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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 TS810

Continental TS810

This review is for the TS810 and should not be confused with the TS810 S (Sport), These are two very different products – Here are the basics

Sizes available: 15″, 16″ and 20″

Speed ratings: T (118mph), H (136mph) & V (149mph)

Suitable for: medium sized cars, saloons, executive & SUV

The TS810 was released in 2008 and was aimed at medium sizes vehicles and executive cars. The tyre was designed to offer excellent handling in winter conditions, long life and short braking distances. Upon launch the tyre was highly recommended in an independent tyre test and was praised in other tests as being a very balanced tyre, with stable handling in the snow.

I don’t have much feedback to share on this tyre as although it is still produced it is only made in a handful of sizes. Actually the sizes produced are also rather weird and wonderful ones. There is a mercedes specific application for very old C-Class and some obscure 20″ SUV sizes. When the tyre manufacturers move onto a new pattern then they have to make all the individual molds for all the different sizes that they want to offer. My guess is that demand for the sizes that the TS810 is still made is so little that it isn’t worth the investment in the new mould hence still making the older pattern. I suppose it’s either do this or drop it all together.

So if you have been using the TS810 since back in 2008 then we would love to hear from you on how they perform – please leave your thoughts below.

Are you looking for a TS810 tyre? Try the team at Tyremen, they can usually find if its out there, call 08456 807808

Thanks for reading, the Winter Tyre Reviews team