BMW X3 Owners Manual: Tire tread

Summer tires

Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than 0.12 in/3 mm.

There is an increased danger of hydroplaning if the tire tread depth is less than 0.12 in/3 mm.

Winter tires

Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than 0.16 in/4 mm.

Below a tread depth of 0.16 in/4 mm, tires are less suitable for winter operation.

Minimum tread depth

BMW X3. Minimum tread depth

Wear indicators are distributed around the tire's circumference and have the legally required minimum height of 0.063 in/1.6 mm.

They are marked on the side of the tire with TWI, Tread Wear Indicator.

    Tire identification marks
    Tire size 245/45 R 18 96 Y 245: nominal width in mm 45: aspect ratio in % R: radial tire code 18: rim diameter in inches 96: load rating, not fo ...

    Tire damage
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