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One topic that came up a lot about the i3 is how quickly it burns through tires, it was something like after 22,000 miles. Although it takes a while to rack up that mileage its still unacceptable for a light weight commuter EV. These were with the Bridestone EP600's.

I don't know about you guys but if Mini offers us a tire of a similar performance level, I will ask for something with a better life span.

Its unacceptable for basic commuters EV's like the i3 to experience this.

 

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I think one main cause of the faster wear rate is just how heavy the car is thanks to the battery pack.

Michelin tires generally exceeded their mileage warranty on a normal car, so I assume you'd get decent mileage out of those. I think the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus tires are said to be amazing as well, lasting a good 00,000 miles.
 

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I can easily imagine MINI EV to come up with absolutely the same set of tires. Even with a lot of negative reviews about this model of tires, I don't think that carmakers are really concerned about what potential customers will think about tires in the whole new model (fully electric) for their lineup.
 

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I can easily imagine MINI EV to come up with absolutely the same set of tires. Even with a lot of negative reviews about this model of tires, I don't think that carmakers are really concerned about what potential customers will think about tires in the whole new model (fully electric) for their lineup.
That's probably true. They may be thinking "performance over practicality". I've asked the folks at the dealer about all-season replacements for the supplied summer tires and one suggestion based upon experience with ICE Minis was the Continental ContiProContact Grand Touring All-Season. I've looked at it and found the Continental PureContact LS looking like a much better overall performer, so I'm going to replace them with those. I'd be interested to learn what others are doing.
 

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We had a BMW x1 for a number of years. it got 15K miles per set of times and only one tire fits the sport rims... OMG it drove me mad and cost a fortune.

The SE has the 17" rim and the tires look pretty decent - deeper tread than the Pirrelli's on BMW for sure. When you have a sporty car and you drive it sporty tires wear fast.

As foe the Manufacturers choice of tire. I learned this after a few Toyota trucks - they all came with garbage tires. bad in all weather except sun, lots of flats etc. They put on a quietest and most efficient tires. thus when drive home its quiet and the mileage matches the sticker much better. Now i have these swapped before I pick it up. It snows here, cant deal with sliding off the road in 4WD.
 

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We had a BMW x1 for a number of years. it got 15K miles per set of times and only one tire fits the sport rims... OMG it drove me mad and cost a fortune.

The SE has the 17" rim and the tires look pretty decent - deeper tread than the Pirrelli's on BMW for sure. When you have a sporty car and you drive it sporty tires wear fast.

As foe the Manufacturers choice of tire. I learned this after a few Toyota trucks - they all came with garbage tires. bad in all weather except sun, lots of flats etc. They put on a quietest and most efficient tires. thus when drive home its quiet and the mileage matches the sticker much better. Now i have these swapped before I pick it up. It snows here, cant deal with sliding off the road in 4WD.
I can appreciate that sentiment. We're about to get 18-28 inches tomorrow, so I'll have plenty of opportunity to see how the Mini SE performs with the Conti PureContact LS 195-16-55 tires--that is, after I finish digging out.
 
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