Yup, the DW's ☝ are also recommended by members here.
I would go with the setup that MB had on the car when new. That would most likely be the front 225/40/18 and the rear 245/35/18I’m kind of steering towards the Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4’s from Costco, they’ve got a good deal too - it would be under a grand everything included (installation, 5 year warranty, etc.)
Now the question is do I continue with the 265/35 on the rear tires like I have now (which I’ve always had since buying the car) or should I try for 255 or 245’s? I read wider tires give better performance, or would the 245’s feel more natural with the car?
All season are really only meant for a light dusting of snow. Dedicated winter tires are best for decent amounts of snow and are not meant for warm temps as they will break down in the heat.What’s an all season tyre - if we’re talking ice? Snow, ice, they need proper winter tyres, no?
Your weather and temp is about the same as us. All season tires will give you the best overall. As stated summer will not work for our temps.Unfortunately we’ll have below 45 degree temps all winter. We’ve had a bit of snow the last couple years and expect some this year too. But driving in near freezing temps is expected, so I don’t wanna risk putting summer tires on. The bridges do ice in the winter.
Would the performance be impacted if I put all season tires on? And if so, by how much compared to the Continental Contact ones on there right now? I don’t intend to track the car or anything just regular driving sometimes driving fast through curves and also going fast in a straight line. Which is technically all driving, isn’t it? So yeah, whatever keeps me going fast and keeping grip, I do realize that it could be all over with one unfortunate skid, so being very mindful of that.