Originally Posted by ozinaldo
There probably is no link, that's why. Very probably an ignorant dealer's bs. I would love to hear that logic behind!
No dealer bs here - I had them query BMW South Africa after their ordering system refused to spec RFT with the auto. BMW South Africa confirmed via email that RFT wasn't an option on auto.
Why is anybody's guess... perhaps the sports auto box switches swifter or harsher than the manual; or perhaps the 1st gear ratio of the auto is a lot lower than the manual (saw a table somewhere) - both these cod demand a more grippy tyre to control wheel spin.
Either way I hope I get Michelin PSS tyres on my car when it arrives :-)