BMW Approved Winter Tires offer the road gripping features you need for confident driving, regardless of the weather. Why settle for anything less? Starting at just 45°F, cooler temperatures cause the rubber to harden in non-winter tires, negatively affecting their road gripping ability as well as your BMW’s steering and responsiveness even on models equipped with xDrive*.
In addition to the unparalleled performance delivered by every BMW Approved Tire, BMW Approved Winter Tires offer these extra benefits: Cold-resistant silica compounds that retain flexibility even at low temperatures, Sophisticated tread design with Interlinking ribs that offer improved grip in ice and snow, Deeper, self-cleaning treads that significantly improve tire grip and propulsion on wet roads, With BMW Approved Winter Tires, you can enjoy the power and performance of your BMW to its fullest – regardless of the weather forecast.
How are Winter Tires Different?
On snow-covered surfaces, BMW Approved Winter Tires can significantly shorten braking distance – often the difference between a safe, secure stop and a costly accident. Wet roads? No problem. The deeper tread pattern of BMW Approved Winter Tires discharges water more quickly, reducing your risk of hydroplaning. Of course, even the best tires are no substitute for careful driving. Be sure to follow these common-sense pointers for safer winter driving: Allow extra time to reach your destination in inclement weather. Avoid sudden stops or shifts in direction. Increase your following distance, especially when visibility is limited. If a slide occurs, steer in the direction of the skid until control of the vehicle is regained.
Grooves: Because snow adheres to itself better than rubber, narrow channels between blocks are used to trap snow in the tread, where it can stick to snow on the road.
Symbol: The mountain/snowflake mark indicates that the tire meets specific snow traction performance requirements for severe winter conditions.
Tread: A more aggressive tread pattern maximizes contact with the road and increases traction.