This tire was introduced a few years back now. Just trying to see if any BITOGers have accumulated some miles on them and what their general thoughts are. It seems be ranked #1 on TireRack in Studdable Winter/Snow category, alas, I don't intend to stud it. This is for my '02 530i. The size I run during winter is 215/60/16. I have the original Arctic on it now, and have been happy with it, but at 10 years old, it's time for new tires. I'm just East of Lake Michigan, so we do get plenty of snow here, and occasionally some ice, too. Are there any other winter tires available in this size that I should be seriously considering instead of Arctic 12? Back in the day, Arctic was the budget option. Nowadays, it's a wash.