What tyres does BMW recommend?

Which tyres are most suitable for your vehicle depends on a number of factors, including how often you use it, in what conditions, for what purpose, the type of vehicle (i.e. passenger car, van, or 4x4) and your budget.



BMW Group reported sales of almost 240,000 BMW and MINIs in 2018, making it the 12th most popular brand. The BMW 1 Series 5-door was BMWs biggest selling model in 2018, followed by the 3 Series Saloon, the 5 Series Saloon, and the X1. 67,021 Minis were sold.
A selection of BMW recommended tyres for the most popular models are outlined below. All Protyre garages stock a comprehensive range of tyres, including a number of those recommended by BMW.

BMW 1 Series 5-door

Bridgestone Potenza S001 - this ultra-high-performance tyre offers top performance in wet & dry weather, high grip for maximum cornering control, and slant grooves for aquaplaning resistance.
Bridgestone DriveGuard - this is a run-flat tyre (meaning it can keep you moving for up to 50 miles in the event of a puncture). It is also a lightweight construction and features heat resistant technology
Michelin Pilot Super Sport - this ultra-high-performance tyre delivers superb handling, excellent grip levels and braking performance in dry and wet conditions.

BMW 3 Series Saloon

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 - this premium tyre offers greater fuel efficiency, ActiveBraking Technology and impressive handling & braking performance.
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A - this ultra-high-performance tyre is designed for passenger cars and offer reduced noise levels, excellent handling and high-speed performance.
Continental Sport Contact 5 SSR - an ultra-high-performance tyre offering excellent steering precision, superb grip and handling. It is also a run-flat tyre.

BMW 5 Series Saloon

Goodyear Excellence - this tyre provides superb performance in both wet and dry conditions thanks to its silica compound and new polymers that combine to improve grip level. It also places a strong emphasis on safety and comfort.
Pirelli P7 Cinturato - this tyre is optimised to lower fuel consumption and offers outstanding braking performance together with reliable & responsive handling.
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT - this tyre gives superb grip in both wet and dry conditions, excellent cornering stability and high overall performance.


Goodyear EfficientGrip - this tyre provides high performance, reduced fuel consumption, superb wet braking and a quiet comfortable ride.
Bridgestone Turanza T001 - this tyre offers excellent stability at speed, superb control and aquaplaning resistance, reduced irregular tread wear and low noise.

Mini Cooper/Hatch

Michelin CrossClimate Plus - this premium all-season tyre gives solid all-round performance in all conditions, precise steering, short braking, low wear, and good comfort.
Dunlop's SP Sport 01 - this ultra-high performance summer tyre gives enhanced comfort and control, a high level of aquaplaning safety and excellent handling at high speeds.

Need new tyres? Buy online at Protyre and save £££s!

Protyre stock a wide range of Premium, Mid-range and Budget tyres to suit any requirement with same day fitting available on many options. Click the button below to browse our selection.

Buy tyres
If you would like to speak to one of our qualified fitters, why not use our search facility to find your local Protyre garage and arrange an appointment with one of our tyre professionals to discuss your tyre needs?
At Protyre, we also offer MOTs, servicing, and a number of free checks.

About the author

David Sholicar

David is the National Retail Operations Manager for Protyre. One of David’s areas of responsibility and ...

View author

Related Articles

Best 4x4 tyres

Customers are sometimes confused regarding the difference between 4-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD).
Find out more

Tyre replacement tips

You probably don’t give your vehicle tyres a great deal of thought, at least until you experience a flat tyre or a puncture. But have you ever stopped to consider the punishment that your tyres take each and every day?
Find out more

What Are Reinforced Tyres?

Reinforced tyres are usually marked “XL” or “Extra Load”. They are often similar in price to standard versions of the same tyre, so some people wonder what the differences are.
Find out more