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Hi everyone,

My car atm has 205/45 R16, which is strange as the specs my car should have according to BMW are 205/55 R16.

However, when I type this into the various tyre companies using 205/55 R16, it does not accept with my reg number. I have checked the tyres that are on the car and they are 205/45 R16. I took it to a BMW garage and they said it looks like the previous owner put 45s on instead of 55s to lower the car slightly. He insisted that I should put 55s back on. 

Do you agree with this as I need 4 tyres, Also he said that normally the front and rears can also be different but not in my case.



Many thanks 



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Hi Joseph

You can check the correct BMW recommended tyre and wheel sizes and alternatives using www.realoem.com it is a BMW online parts list just put the last 7 digits of your Vin number into the search box it will bring up your model then check the relevant section.

205 55 R16 seems about right


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