Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Has announced that the company’s flagship tire, the “ADVAN Sport V105” tire has been chosen by BMW as the original equipment for the new BMW X4 model. The BMW X4 made its global debut in July 2018, and it fitted with either 225/60R18 104W tires or 245/50R19 105W tires. The 245/50R19 105W tires come with Yokohama’s run-flat technology.
Yokohama Rubber had developed the “ADVAN Sport V105” tire as a high-performance tire that is primarily meant for use on high-power premium automobiles. The most notable characteristics of the tire are its outstanding driving performance, the highly comfortable ride it delivers and superior safety characteristics. The tires that Yokohama is supplying for the new BMW X4 were developed in close collaboration with BMW and feature the German automaker’s star mark of approval on the tire sidewall.
The “ADVAN Sport V105” tires have also been used as the OE fitment on the BMW X3, which was launched in November 2017, and the new BMW M5, which made its debut in March 2018. It has also got OE homologations from several high-performance models made by leading global automotive manufacturers.
Yokohama Rubber also supplies the company’s high-performance racing tires to BMW racing teams and these tires have emerged as winners thanks to the use of Yokohama tires. Using Yokohama tires, the BMW M3 used by Schnitzer Motorsport won the first World Touring Car Championship in 1987 and went on to win the European Touring Car Championship in 1988.
BMWs using Yokohama tires have between them won a combined total of five 24-Hours Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours races, which are the two top road endurance races in the world. A BMW 635CSi using Yokohama tires emerged as the winner of the first All-Japan Touring Car Championship Class 3 title in 1985. GSR&Studie with Team Ukyo won the GT300 class series championship in the 2011 SUPER GT series. Studie AG has been a BMW support team since 2014 and has been a BMW works team from 2016 to 2017. Yokohama Rubber supported the team till 2017.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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