BMW M has chosen Pirelli P Zero Elect tyres for the BMW i4 M50, the high-performance division’s first all-electric car. Pirelli is supplying this original equipment tyre in the front axle size 255/35R20 97Y XL P-ZERO(*) elt and the rear axle 285/30R20 99Y XL P-ZERO(*) elt.
The zero-emission coupé is one of several BMW M cars for which Pirelli has developed bespoke original equipment tyres. Pirelli’s association with BMW M has resulted in tyres for the X3 M and X6 M SUVs, both of which are homologated with P Zero for summer and Scorpion Winter tyres for the colder months. Pirelli also equips the 8 Series with P Zero tyres and the M5 CS exclusively with P Zero Corsa, for use on both the track and the road.
Sidewall logo denotes Elect tyres
The BMW i4 M50 sets the German brand’s sporting division on the path towards total electrification for the first time. Two engines drive all four wheels, giving the car a total power output of 544CV (400kW) with acceleration from 0-62 mph or 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. To handle the high performance of the car and meet the unique demands common to all electric vehicles, Pirelli has developed P Zero tyres with Elect technology, which can be recognised from specific markings on the sidewall. Alongside the star that identifies all bespoke BMW original equipment tyres, the Elect logo also indicates that the tyre has been specially developed to complement the characteristics of BEV or plug-in hybrid vehicles, such as instant torque, increased weight from the batteries, and silent travel.
Pirelli has reinforced the tyres’ structure to support the car and deliver maximum performance even during extreme sports driving. It also used a high-grip compound to give maximum grip to guarantee precise and efficient handling.