I have not looked for the 19's you are looking for, but Discount Tire in my area was able to find the OEM 20's on my GLA45 (and other vehicles I have). You won't be able to find it on their website though. You have to go there in person and talk to one of the employees that is familiar with the process. The website just has the "easy" stuff listed. For factory approved and OEM options, you need to be there in person. They employees have access to much more information than the website. Definitely a hassle compared to going online and clicking the order button, but sometimes a little effort is worth the results.... I have not been able to find this tire through google, tirerack, amazon, etc. Has anyone bought these tires and not gone through the dealer?
Honestly, what would you get besides the OEM's? they stick like glue and the performance in the rain is nearly as good. Unless it snows alow in westminster and you want to run only one set of tires, is there a reason you would move away from the OEM times? I've been very satisfied with them.I just received a postcard this week from MB advertising their OEM tires. It came with a coupon as well. Although I am soon due to replace the OEM Conti's, I couldn't see the point in buying tires from the dealer. Now maybe I get it.. maybe those particular OEM 20" conti's are only available through the dealer. I be pursuing something else anyhow, but now the dealer postcard makes a bit more sense I guess.
Yeah, that's exactly the option I was looking at too. A lot of the RE-71R's go straight to the track for endurance racing, so maybe that has something to do with the lower pricing (quantity)? Maybe there's less "technology" in a race-oriented tire that doesn't have the "All-Season" features?I was just looking up alternate tire sizes since it seems every non-contisport tire is V rated in the 19” size, and it looks like 265/40ZR19 is only off by 0.14%. And every option is Y or (Y) rated. And top of the list on tire rack is the RE-71R. And the price is among the lowest of the bunch, most are over $300.
Of course I have no idea if a 265 would fit the rim or how stiff the sidewalls would be. Or how long they would last as a daily driven tire. But I wonder how feasible it would be as an alternative. And for you too with some 19” wheels to switch into...