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      12-23-2012, 12:35 AM   #62
deonvdw
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Originally Posted by ozinaldo View Post
Interesting info, maybe they put the run-flat options on that car or on every SA car instead of the PSS.

Those lap time differences are really too little to call it a final call and a bit disappointing for the BMW, can be the tire choice.

Pleasure :-) And totally agree it is too close to really call. Especially if they had the wrong rubber on there. The article says they felt the BMW had traction/grip issues. So different tyre different day....

It is a pity they don't say what tyres was on the BMW - on the photos you can see something that looks like a rib/lip around the mags (like on the Potenza RFTs on the E90). So it may well be RFT - yet when I ordered my M135i auto I was specifically told that RFT is not an option for the auto. (Some mix up on the test car?) I'm curious what will be on my car when it arrives late Jan... The (auto) car I saw at the dealership definitely had nonRFT Michelin tyres on. Unfortunately I can't recall the model :-(