EVMan wrote:Looks like the tier was launched early and now we have the press release . Talk about delay
But if the new ones can be fit to the older i3 , then is it possible to have all 4 tires in Rex as same ?
For Rex , while the EV range is not as important, the rear ones wear out early, and cannot be swapped with front
In my opinion , BMW re invented the wheel , but forgot about tire rotation.
People that have (mistakenly) installed the wider rear tire on the front quickly found out that it doesn't work...quickly ruined the tire while it rubbed on things. So, at least without maybe a spacer to give it a bit more space, and then, may end up illegal or rub on the fender, too, no, you can't get the wider wheel/tire on the front of a stock i3. The i3s is designed to handle wider tires and wheels on the front.
Many BMW models have staggered tires/wheels, and the rears won't fit on the front. This isn't unusual on performance cars. I think part of the reason the i3 was built to enable larger tires on the rear was to help accommodate the extra 300+ pounds of the REx...using them on the BEV was a side benefit. The base models and winter tire sets all are square using the smaller front wheels/tires.