sasman
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Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Tue May 20, 2014 2:29 pm

Just had an update on my I3(ordered feb 15th) delivery date has moved from around august to oct/nov if i take delivery..i would like winter tyres fitted as standard..However i cannot find the winter tyre option? is it possible to add this?
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Plug
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Re: Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Tue May 20, 2014 10:48 pm

sasman wrote:i cannot find the winter tyre option? is it possible to add this?
I'm not sure if it's possible to add them to be fitted as standard (winter tyres aren't really supposed to be on all year round?) but it is possible to order them in the UK. I have a set of winter tyres fitted to the standard 'easy clean' wheels currently sitting in BMW's wheel storage warehouse waiting for the winter months.

The only thing I'd add is that the winter tyres are same width front/rear. I queried that with BMW (seeing as my REx is wider at the rear) but they assured me this was fine so my set of winter wheels are 4x 155's. They had to be ordered from Munich and they took a few weeks to get here but your dealer can get them for you if you want them.
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Re: Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Tue May 20, 2014 10:51 pm

sasman wrote:Just had an update on my I3(ordered feb 15th) delivery date has moved from around august to oct/nov if i take delivery..
That is very worrying. I ordered mine 22 Jan and have not been told of any delay - yet. I must say if they do tell me it is delayed I may well just cancel the order. Im getting a bit fed up of their poor service. Waiting 7 months was bad enough but 9 would be ridiculous.
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fdl1409
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Re: Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Tue May 20, 2014 11:14 pm

Sometimes they are faster. Ordered my i3 REx jan 17th, delivery then expected first week of june. I meanwhile received it may 15th and have already driven over 500km!

Set of winter tyres for 799 Euro from German online shop here:

https://www.procarshop.de/index.php?rou ... er_name=I3

Transport is 39,90 Euro in Germany, probably more to the UK.
My BMW dealer offered a set for 900 Euro incl. VAT.

Frank
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Re: Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Tue May 20, 2014 11:29 pm

Thanks for the comfort. I find it very strange that there is such disparity between order and delivery dates.
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Re: Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Tue May 20, 2014 11:58 pm

I previously hat contact to my i agent over the telephone, where I stated that I was 99% certain to order the i3. He put in a reservation for me on that basis in early december, which speeded things up. I was now three weeks faster than anticipated because all those orders with leather interior were pushed backwards.
Still it was a long wait, but after 5 days I can say: worth it!

Frank
Germany
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Re: Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Wed May 21, 2014 12:00 am

ordered 15/2 and delivery oct/now ? You must be joking.

i ordered 8/5 and delivery would be week 44, however on another forum someonehas ordered 6/5 and delivery would be week 40.

Problem is on my documents the week of delivery is left blank (ordered by fax and recieved email)!
So you sign an agreement to deliver a car but there is no date set for delivery... i think a date would be essential to have a valid agreement.

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Re: Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Wed May 21, 2014 12:09 am

fdl1409 wrote:Sometimes they are faster. Ordered my i3 REx jan 17th, delivery then expected first week of june. I meanwhile received it may 15th and have already driven over 500km!

Set of winter tyres for 799 Euro from German online shop here:

https://www.procarshop.de/index.php?rou ... er_name=I3

Transport is 39,90 Euro in Germany, probably more to the UK.
My BMW dealer offered a set for 900 Euro incl. VAT.

Frank
Germany
Frank, I've just looked at the procarshop web site and when you click through to the specific item it is described as "BMW winter wheel star spoke 427 in the dimension 155/70 R19 84Q Bridgestone Blizzak LM-500 * RDC (Tyre Pressure Control)" as if it is both wheels and tyres. Is it really both, if so they are far less expensive than I expected?
Roger

i3 REx ordered 7 Feb 2014, delivered 8 Oct 2014

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Re: Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Wed May 21, 2014 12:22 am

Yes it is both aluminium wheels and tyres. I am pleased about this as the first offer I had from the i agent in january was 1.700 Euro. So glad I waited.

Frank
BMW i3 REx

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Re: Can you order winter tyres in the UK for the I3

Wed May 21, 2014 10:07 am

Some odd things here.

Just reconfirmed with dealer today.

Your build slot remains in week 42 (week commencing the 13th of October) and changing the specification will have no effect on this.

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