These are the closest to original tyres that are available. The original tyres were Continental Contisport Contact M3 which were also the recommended tyres for the BMW M3 at the time – as the name suggests. Made in Germany.
The Continental Contisport Contact 5P also has the moulded rim protectors which I feel is important as well.
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