Ok, thank you for this. The Eagle Sport All-Season doesn't have 22 inch though? At least not 255/40 R22 here: https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/eagle-sport-all-season/sizes-specs?cta=TireDetailsViewSizesSpecsThese cars were fitted with all-seasons tires according to the journalist. And the traction was awesome om snow. At the sneak preview end February this year the I-pace in question was fitted with Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season tires.
I agree with this, but still I wonder what kind of tire they used on the 22 inch rims. Which 20 inch rims and offset will fit on the I-Pace? Same as will fit on F-Pace and XF? I guess you don't have to buy original rims? My dealer said nothing about this.Its usually better to downsize your rims/tires for your winter setup as they perform better in the snow. A smaller and narrower tire has better grip and performance in snow or ice. This is both because the smaller tire cuts through snow more effectively and because the weight of the car is focused on a smaller contact area.
Thanks mate! Anyone else heard anything new regarding 22" all season / winter tyres in other countries? Nothing from Continental yet?Pirelli has wintertyres in 22inch:
255/40R22 103H XL S-WNT(J) à Winter
confirmed by Pirelli Contact Center Tyres Belgium
22" wheels give tires less room to deform before hitting metal, damaging the rim on bigger impacts and increasing chances of a flat. They're not all quick flats, but wheel damage is far more likely. We're getting 20s with the FE, but I'd prefer 18s for normal driving, even in a canyon. A race track is a different story.I don't want to start a discussion since I know there are many different opinions on this matter, but I don't see why 22" should get more flats than 18". Also there are split opinions on whether broader or narrower is best on different winter conditions. On snowy roads I think narrow is better, but you also have to remeber that this is a heavy car so the tires will get pushed hard through the snow. When breaking more surface equals better grip as long as you have good tires. And the width difference isn't that massive?