Familiar names contesting Auto Bild 2021 winter tyre test
The shortlist for this year’s Auto Bild winter tyre test provides no big surprises, with all 20 tyres chosen for the final round being flagship or second brands from well-known manufacturers. Bridgestone’s Blizzak LM005 tops the list after delivering the shortest combined stopping distance (from 80 km/h in wet conditions and 50 km/h on snow) during the preliminary test round. Following closely on the Bridgestone tyre’s heels were the Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Hankook Winter I*Cept RS² and Continental WinterContact TS 870.
Bridgestone tyres for the Fisker Ocean
When the Fisker Ocean arrives in the UK in 2023, all versions of this electric SUV will wear Bridgestone Potenza Sport tyres. Fisker will fit the Potenza Sport in two sizes, 255/50 R20 and 255/45 R22, to Ocean models sold throughout Europe. Customers in North America will receive the Potenza Sport on selected models, and Fisker will fit the all-season Bridgestone Alenza Sport to other models.
Bridgestone tweaks Potenza Race for Lamborghini Huracán STO
Whether on the road or circuit, the Lamborghini Huracán STO is going to ride on Bridgestone tyres. We’d already heard those lucky owners of the road-homologated super sports would receive the custom-developed Bridgestone Potenza Sport, and Bridgestone shares that they can now choose a bespoke version of the Potenza Race in size 245/30 ZR20 at the front and 305/30 ZR20 on the rear axle.
WhatTyre Awards 2021: Summer car tyre nominations
We’re creeping towards the end of lockdown and a year of minimal driving, and more than a few people will want a new set of tyres before hitting the road this summer. While the cheapest products out there may dazzle with their rock-bottom prices, it can be much more economical in the long term – not to mention safer – to look at your options. The inaugural WhatTyre awards search the market for the best-performing, safest and most efficient tyres to fit in spring and summer 2021.
WhatTyre Awards 2021: SUV tyre nominations
This March we are introducing the inaugural WhatTyre Tyre of the Year Awards – an authoritative ranking of the best tyres out there. This starts with publishing our nominations of the highest-performing tyres across six key categories, namely: summer, winter, all-season, UHP, SUV and electric vehicle-orientated tyres. The length of each list differs in each category because of the range of tyre manufacturers and products in each segment, but every list has been scrutinised just as closely. The long-lists will be followed by our recommended short-lists as well as, of course, category winners. The coverage begins here with our nominations of which tyres to consider when it is time to change the treads on your Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
Auto Bild Sportscars UHP test: Gap between best & worst “never larger”
A set of UHP tyres can cost more than a grand or less than half that, but you get what you pay for. This is what Auto Bild Sportscars found in its latest tyre test – the pricier tyres nudged the top end of the results table, while the two cheapest brands were also by far the worst performers.
‘New excellence in sports performance’ – Bridgestone Potenza Sport
New year, new flagship ultra-high-performance tyre. As 2021 begins, the Bridgestone Potenza S001 passes the baton to the Potenza Sport. Bridgestone says the newcomer possesses “excellent capabilities in both the dry and wet” as well as higher mileage potential than its predecessor. All 96 dimensions in the Potenza Sport range have an EU label rating of ‘A’ for wet grip.
Bridgestone – more than 80 new OE tyre fitments in 2020
Over 80 fitments, more than 30 vehicle models, 13 car manufacturers – this is Bridgestone’s tally of new original equipment deals for 2020. The tyre maker has summarised its OE achievements in an 80-second-long video.
Bridgestone tyres for Ineos Grenadier
When Ineos Automotive brings its Grenadier to market in early 2022, the Land Roveresque 4x4 will wear bespoke Bridgestone Dueler A/T 001 tyres as standard equipment. Bridgestone will supply two sizes of Dueler AT 001 for the Grenadier: 265/70 R17 116S XL and 255/70 R18 116S XL.