BMW 740iL Spare Tire Sizes

The BMW 740iL has used a 5x120mm bolt pattern for all models from 1993 to 2001 along with tire diameters ranging from 25.6" to 27.3" tall. Using a temporary spare tire with a diameter close to the standard tire has many benefits, especially for modern vehicles with larger brake calipers and anti-lock brakes or traction control systems. Tire diameter as well as wheel diameter clearance have been taken into account for the specific BMW 740iL years and options. In this case, 145/60R20 and 155/70R17 spare tire sizes are used to avoid vehicle components while closely matching the original tire size diameters.

YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
2001BMW740iL
740iL Sport Package
5-120
5-120
27.1-27.2"
27-27.3"
145/60R20 | 26.9"
145/60R20 | 26.9"
2000BMW740iL
740iL Sport Package
5-120
5-120
27.2"
27-27.3"
145/60R20 | 26.9"
145/60R20 | 26.9"
1999BMW740iL
5-120
27.1"
145/60R20 | 26.9"
1998BMW740iL
5-120
27.1"
145/60R20 | 26.9"
1997BMW740iL
5-120
27.1"
145/60R20 | 26.9"
1996BMW740iL
5-120
27.1"
145/60R20 | 26.9"
1995BMW740iL
5-120
27.1"
145/60R20 | 26.9"
1994BMW740iL
5-120
25.6"
155/70R17 | 25.5"
1993BMW740iL
5-120
25.6"
155/70R17 | 25.5"
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