I was checking Consumerreports and for some reason Vreidstein Wintrac Pro scored 78 on winter tire performance test the next best was like 70pts (a lot of others in that range) Anybody have real life experience with them - thinking about trying to source them for my RWD M3
No knowledge, but don't forget that cold temps are going to knock 30% off your range. Don't let the tires also kill the range
Traction, safety, performance AND range — you can have it all: its known as “Hakkapeliitta R3s” (and, no, I don’t work for Nokian but I do buy their tires even after a loooong history with Pilot Alpins and Blizzaks). I will be buying a set for the P3D in the coming weeks. Long live Nokian Tires (available at Discount Tire but, alas, not Tirerack). Good luck with your choice. Truth is, just mounting a winter-specific tire is 80% of the battle...
And, IMO, stay away from the Tesla-spec’d Sottozeros—they seem to perform in the bottom tier of like-minded rubber.
While the Quatrac 5 is in the all-season category, it is in that group with the Michelin CrossClimate+, where the tires are winter-tire approved, they have the 3Peak Mountain Snowflake designation, so that you can use them in Provinces that require snow tires, like Quebec or BC.TireRack.com shows Vredesntein tires choices in only summer, all-season, and off-road categories.
Discount Tire does not carry them at all.
Where were you planning to source them?
If I were you (and I am shopping for winter wheels+tires myself), I would buy the best tire in your desired winter tire category.
For me, I'm going with the best "Studless Ice & Snow" tire option - Michelin X-Ice Xi3:
Tires are for connecting your car to the road, ideally with maximum traction for maximum safety and performance.
Trying to earn a few miles of range at the expense of safety and performance is a fool's errand.