What is The Recommended BMW Tire Pressure?
Generally, BMW models have a recommended tire pressure of 32 PSI (pounds per square inch) Although, there may be slight variations, you can confirm by checking the sticker on the edge of the driver’s seat door.
When you buy your luxurious BMW, you realise that you have to treat it like your baby. Your BMW Tire pressure is an essential part of your vehicle that you have to carefully observe before driving your car. Any carelessness could lead to unforeseen events such as a tire burst. And you don’t want that.
Also, you have to be aware of somethings that affect your BMW tire pressure so that you would know when it’s time for a refill or when you need to deflate the air. It’s no problem if you are not a vulcanizer; in fact, you don’t need to be a vulcanizer to determine your BMW tire pressure.
If you are able to carefully follow the tips and tricks in this guide, you’ll find out how to determine the correct tire pressure for your BMW.
PS: Front tire pressure may slightly differ from the rear. No need to worry though it’s normal. Just ensure they don’t go above the recommended PSI
Here’s a full list of BMW tire pressure and the car models.
BMW Tire Pressure By Models Full List
BMW 1 Series Tire Pressure
BMW 1 Series i- 32 PSI
BMW 1 Series is- 32 PSI
BMW 2 Series Tire Pressure
BMW 230i Rear-wheel Drive Coupe- 32 PSI
BMW M2 Competition- 32 PSI
BMW 3 Series Tire Pressure
BMW 330 i-33 PSI
BMW 330 i xDrive-33 PSI
BMW M340 i-33 PSI
BMW M340i Rear-wheel Drive-33 PSI
BMW M340i xDrive All-wheel Drive-33 PSI
BMW 4 Series Tire Pressure
BMW 430 Gran Coupe i- 32PSI
BMW 430 i-32PSI
BMW 430 Gran Coupe i xDrive-32PSI
BMW 430 i xDrive-32PSI
BMW 430 i Convertible0-32PSI
BMW 430 i xDrive Convertible-32PSI
BMW 4 Series 440i- 32 PSI
BMW M4 Coupe-32 PSI
BMW M4 Convertible- 32 PSI
BMW M4 CS- 32 PSI
BMW 5 Series Tire Pressure
BMW 5 Series 530e- 32 PSI
BMW 5 Series 530i- 32 PSI
BMW 5 Series 540i- 32 PSI
BMW 5 Series M5- 32 PSI
BMW 5 Series M550i- 32 PSI
BMW 6 Series Tire Pressure
BMW 6 Series 640i- 32 PSI
BMW 6 Series 650i- 32 PSI
BMW 6 Series Alpina B6- 32 PSI
BMW 6 Series Base- 32 PSI
BMW 6 Series i- 32 PSI
BMW 6 Series i xDrive- 32 PSI
BMW 6 Series M6- 32 PSI
BMW 7 Series Tire Pressure
BMW 7 Series 740i- 32 PSI
BMW 7 Series 745e- 32 PSI
BMW 7 Series 750i- 32 PSI
BMW 7 Series M760i- 32 PSI
BMW 7 Series xDrive- 32 PSI
BMW 8 Series Tire Pressure
BMW 8 Series 840i- 32 PSI
BMW 8 Series Base- 32 PSI
BMW 8 Series Competition- 32 PSI
BMW 8 Series M850i- 32 PSI
BMW i8 Series Tire Pressure
BMW i8 Base- 32 PSI
BMW M50 Tire Pressure
BMW M5 Base- 32 PSI
BMW M5 Competition- 32 PSI
BMW X5 Tire Pressure
BMW X5 Base- 33 PSI
BMW X5 M50i-33 PSI
BMW X5 sDrive40i-33 PSI
BMW X5 xDrive40i-33 PSI
BMW X5 xDrive50i-33 PSI
BMW M Series Tire Pressure
BMW M Series Base- 32 PSI
How to Check Your BMW Tire Pressure
As we already observed, you don’t need to be a specialist to detect the state of your BMW tire pressure. To check your BMW tire pressure, follow the steps below:
- Make sure your tires are cooled down (hot tires may give you wrong tire pressure)
- Carefully unscrew the valve stem cap
- Firmly fix the pressure gauge inside the valve and hold it tightly
- The gauge will reveal the tire pressure
- If the PSI displayed is less than or above the recommended PSI, you need to make the necessary adjustment
- If there’s too much air, then you can let out some air by downpressing the center plunger in the valve. Recheck the tire pressure again.
- If your tire needs air, refill it
- Remember to replace the valve stem cap
Pro Tip: On most BMW display dashboards, once your tire pressure is either deflated or inflated it would notify you. If you are so worried about the dashboard warning sign you could go for a free car diagnostic check.
Basic Things To Know About BMW Tire Pressure
- A balanced tire pressure, according to the United States Department of Energy, saves up to 3.33% on your gas consumption.
- When you begin to notice wear and tear on your tire, you need to check its tire pressure.
- If you notice one side of your car is lower than the other side, quickly check the tire pressure to avoid putting your tire under too much pressure.
- If you have to frequently inflate your tire, you may need to go for a professional check as there might be a small leak in the tire.
- If you have a spare tire, run a check on its tire pressure every six months.
- Proper tire pressure prevents excess friction and reduces wheel spin.
- A proper tire pressure reduces the risk of a blowout or flat tire while travelling at a high speed.
- You should allow a professional to examine your tires for alignment, say at least every 3 months or as recommended in the owner’s manual.
Pro Tip: If you notice you need an air refill in your tire, you can easily get one in any gas station near you. Most gas stations have tire fill up stations where you can refill your tire with air for free.
For peace of mind, you should not leave home every morning without checking your tire. You may need to add or release some air.
No one likes that discomfort that comes with a sudden breakdown on the highway due to a tire burst.
So, take precautions by performing a proper check on your tire pressure before driving. If you can’t handle the adjustment of the tire pressure, then visit a professional BMW technician to help you.
Finally, nothing lasts forever- not even your tire- so be on the lookout for your tire’s expiry date. Make sure you replace it when it is due.