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Brera tyres (question about size)

I'm going to order a new Brera with the TI package, which comes with 19'' alloy wheels (tyre's size 235/40 R19). In Switzerland, where I live, I need to fix winter/snow tyres in my car during the winter. I had a look for winter tyres at this dimension, but they are very expensive. However, I do not want to buy a smaller wheel, because I really like the 19'' ones! I have two questions and I hope that somebody may be able to help me with an answer:

1. Would it be possible to fit on Brera the GT's tyres (I now have a GT 3.2 V6 with two sets of wheels: 18'' with summer tyres and 17'' with winter tyres)? Are they compatible?

2. Would it be feasible to fit on the original Brera 19'' wheel a 235/35 R19 tyre? I noticed that this dimension is a lot cheaper and there is a much bigger variatey of makes offering it (235/35 instead of 235/40).

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2- According to the difference in diameter is -3.58% and they dont recommend max ox -/+ 2.5%. someone else may know better though.
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1. I'm pretty sure they're not compatible.

2. I can't see any technical problem with that. In Germany you would have to have it checked by the TÜV, of course, and in Switzerland it will be similar.
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1) GT wheels will not fit a 159/Brera. They are a totally different fitment.
2) Surely they will stop you using a non standard tyre size over there?

Plus: don't buy a car with 19" wheels and then complain about the cost of the tyres...
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