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No Spare Tire in BMW 320d

Discussion in '3 Series' started by balpreetsinghahluwalia, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. I saw a BMW 320d, Monaco Blue In India,yesterday. Stunned to see that there was no spare tyre in the car. How they are going to sell in Indian Market. Moreoever if they add the spare tyre into the package where they will fit it in the car. Boot space is already so small. Another question is is their boot actually have capacity they say it have.

    Please update me if you know anything about it.
     
  2. Just_me

    Just_me Well-Known Member

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  3. Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    Thanks for your response dear, but i know it is on Run Flat Tyres. But Run Flat Tyres have a range limit, i.e. upto certain distance the car can be driven on run flat tyre and that too at limited speed. That means in the midnight if you go for a party and tyre go flat then one has to arrange a Taxi. Isn;t it.

    Once again thank for reply.
     
  4. Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    One More Thing i forgot to mention. See the Boot Opening of the 3 Series. Can a person put bigger luggage in it easily. I believe it is more of a sports saloon and can't be compared with C class which is a luxury saloon.

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  5. Just_me

    Just_me Well-Known Member

    Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    you can tilt the backseats if you want more space or buy a Touring instead ;)
     
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  6. cawimmer430

    cawimmer430 Well-Known Member

    Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    Our Mercedes E320 doesn't have a spare tire too. It's a "trend" these days since most cars are equipped with run-flats. I believe they have a range of 100 km at a top speed of around 50 or 80 km/h. They're simply designed to get you to the nearest shop where the tires can be repaired. ;)
     
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    Dear,

    BMW is not offering touring in India. Secondly i was comparing it with Mercedes-Benz C class in Indian Package in which spare is is available. Please do consider that In India it is the rule that if you want to assemble a car in india and have to sell it here you have to have 5 tyres of same size. THat's what i wanted to know that where they will fit the spare tyre.
     
  8. Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    Dear,

    I understand but in countries like India where we dont have such shopes easily available at short distances. And what if i had gone for party and in the midnight while returing i came to know that i got a flat tyre.then i believe we shall be stuck in the night on road (If there is no auto centre near around).
     
  9. Yperion

    Yperion Well-Known Member

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    Run Flats can't be repaired according to a tire salesman i asked (he went to a Michelinrun flat presentation recently BTW). You just have to buy a new tire.
     
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  10. chonkoa

    chonkoa Well-Known Member

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    That is what they tell you. I have fixed two of mine and they are holding pressure for about 7 months now.
    I have noticed that long as you have about 20psi of pressure in the tire, the sidewalls are are not supporting the full load and can be repaired. On the otherhand, if the pressure is very low in the sense that the sidewalls are the primary loading bearing component of the tires, then I am afraid you may need to have them replaced.
     
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  11. chonkoa

    chonkoa Well-Known Member

    Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    Buy a tire and keep it in your garage when you do not plan on going on long trips. If you have a flat within the city, you can drive it home safely to be changed.
    That is excatly what I have done. I only took my spare tire with me when I went on a 5000+ miles round-trip to Canada last year, never used but it was a good insurance policy to have.
     
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    But that is a temporary arrangement i feel. That means it can never be used as a family car,as you can't take luggage along if taking spare with you. Is you tilt the seats that means can't take kids along. This is what i feel.




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  13. Germaniac

    Germaniac Active Member

    Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    Yes, the Australian media absolutely despises the absense of a full-size spare tyre, it really gets irritating reading reviews after reviews of BMWs where consistently, the only negatives are 1) run-flat tyres 2) i-drive and 3) "love it or hate it styling".

    Dad's 530i has runflats, as far as I know you can order either a fullsize or space-saver spare tyre if desired - maybe this is the case for the 3 series too? The other problem that is really noticeable with dad's car is the ride quality, which suffers as a result - very unforgiving and juttery. Not good for Aussie (and I presume Indian!) roads.
     
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  14. Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    Thanks for the valuable coments. Even when i saw it it felt very bad. I can just say that people who car going to buy it in india considering it a luxury saloon,they will be stunned to see the practicality of the beemer.
     
  15. cawimmer430

    cawimmer430 Well-Known Member

    Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    On Mercedes' cars, the inclusion of a real spare tire is optional these days. :usa7uh:
     
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  16. cawimmer430

    cawimmer430 Well-Known Member

    Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    Thanks. :t-cheers:
     
  17. Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    I know in European package it is optional, but in Indian Assembled car, Spare Tyre is Standard in the package.
     
  18. cawimmer430

    cawimmer430 Well-Known Member

    Re: No Spare Tyre in BMW 320d

    Good to know. I personally wish we still had spare tires in our cars but a lot of manufacturers remove them for weight saving purposes and because of the runflat fad. :eusa_thin
     
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