In Reply to: Re: Ordering 530i w/manual sport pkg susp vs stand posted by jay gans on July 09, 2000 at 11:25:15:
: Drove both 5speed 528 with sport &without sport package, I ordered non-sport package, here
: in Connecticut, snow is a problem,wide low profile
: tires on sport package i NO GO in snow. Friend of mine who rode in sportpacakge with me said it was too stiff , we are both in mid fifties.The handling om my non sport package 528 Y2K 5speed is fine, great.If you get non- sport package, be sure to getMichelin HXmxm tires. much better than Continentals which can come wtih the car. Do not know tire selections for 530 though/
FYI, there are all-season and even winter tires that will fit 17 inch wheels. I have seen them advertised at tire rack and discount tire is car magazines such as Car and Driver and Motor Trend. I can't imagine 15 and 16 inch all-season and winter tires being any better in snow than 17 inchers (all-seasons and winters that is). Just my $0.02 worth.