Originally Posted by deonvdw
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 :-)
I hope you do get PSS too and if you don't, either keep the originals as a reserve like I did or utlilize for another purpose and go buy a set of PSS after the break-in period. I couldn't even wait that much and despite the fact that original PS2 were not really bad I got a stock size PSS set just after first 550 kms The difference is so amazing especially where it is needed most (traction, wet handling infinitely better, even ride comfort and noise are better). No way I will put anything else on the 1M as a street tire.
"The mark of a great car is one whose overall competence exceeds what you should expect from its individual components and the 1M does just that", Chris Harris.
2012 BMW 1M: TECH: Evolve Race+N55mids, Evolve IC, Michelin PSS, ER cp, aFe filter, CDVx, Vorshlag camber plates, BMS OCC EXTERIOR: trunk spoiler, blacklines, black grills, IND goodies INTERIOR: Alcantara steering wheel, steel pedals, custom mats, MPower e-brake.