BMW E46 330i Tyres
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BMW E46 330i Tyre Review Highlights
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 4
Driving on a combination of roads
for 5000 average
Very good tyre, good feedback, good grip. Handling is precise and predictable.
The only drawback is that it does wear quite quickly when they are hot : I have done a trackday with my daily-driven car, and they did suffer a lot but they were consistent.
There are better tyres for track use, but I don't think so for a every-day tyre that is quite capable.
They are on the pricey side, but there are often discounts with Michelin.
Was looking for a premium SPORTS tyre and chosing between Michelin Pilot Sport 4 and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 5. As Jonanthan (TyreReviews) pointed out in one of his videos PS4 is less sporty. I would even add that PS4 has softer tyre contact patch as oposed to Asymetric 5.
In my experience Asymetric 5 is a very good summer tyre. Rain/aquaplaning no problem. Noise OK. Comfort levels high - road bumps are absorbed easily.
In terms of how sporty the tyre is there are mixed feelings.
On one hand its reactions to steering input are quick and the car feels agile on the other hand the feedback sadly is muted (previously had Toyo tyre set with very hard sidewall/low comfort but very good feedback)and this significantly reduces overall feeling of the tyre .
Not sure if high sidewall (225/45/R17) is to blame but at least in my configuration Asymetric 5 feels like top level touring tyre with some sport credentials due to this I prefer to have moderate driving as oposed to spirited driving style. When replacement is due I will look for a tyre with more rigid sidewall for a better feedback.
Great winter (standard compound) tyre at reasonable cost. It's very comfortable,soft and stable in the wet. Snow and ice performance average. After these tyres I switched to nordic (soft) compound for extra grip on ice and snow.