All-Season Run-Flat Tires...A Newcomer with Great Ride Quality

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by Gary Stanley

If you own one of the many popular sporty cars like the BMW 3 Series, BMW 1 Series or MINI Cooper, you probably already know that your options for all-season run-flat tires are quite limited. Until recently, the best run-flat tire with all-season capabilities for these vehicles was between the Continental ContiProContact SSR and the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

 

While both the Continental and Bridgestone are good tires, there is now another option available. The already popular and successful non-run-flat Yokohama AVID ENVigor is now available in a run-flat design, the Yokohama AVID ENVigor ZPS.  

 

The AVID ENVigor has performed quite well during our testing. We consider the tire to have an excellent blend of road manners and street handling. It has also been praised by our customers for its great combination of ride comfort, treadlife and performance.  
 

The following sizes for the Yokohama AVID ENVigor ZPS have been released and are currently in stock for immediate shipment:

  • 195/55RF16 - MINI Cooper
  • 205/45RF17 - MINI Cooper
  • 225/45RF17 - BMW 3 Series
  • 225/50RF17 - BMW 5 Series and Lexus GS
  • 245/40RF18 - BMW 5 Series and Lexus SC

To learn more about pricing and availability for this tire, view here.

Comments on All-Season Run-Flat Tires...A Newcomer with Great Ride Quality

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by Robert:
What about the Pirelli P Zero Nero A/S RFT? How does it measure up against the other RFT options for the BMW 3 Series?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by Gary:
Robert,

We have had very positive feedback in regards to the ride quality of the Pzero Nero A/S RFT. I would consider it to have an equivalent ride to the ENVigor ZPS based on initial feedback.
Monday, September 24, 2012 by Bob:
I have 18" Dunlop run flats on my 2010 535i with M sport
package. Strangely , the car has a spare tire as well. I hate the
Ride quality over rough spots. Since I don't need rf's what tire would you recommend for smoother ride?
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by Gary:
Rob,

Two of the smoother and quieter riding non runflat tires for this car would be the Bridgestone Potenza RE970 A/S Pole Position and Yokohama Avid EnVigor.
Friday, October 11, 2013 by RobertJepperson:
Why does a 17inch tire ride like rocks on rocks on the freeway. Do they need more balloon?
Monday, November 4, 2013 by Desert Dweller:
I just got rid of the hated run-flats on my Mini Cooper convertible after 10,000 miles in a cement mixer. The new Michelin Energy Savers - 195/55/16 H - ride like on a cloud and have the handling characteristics as the dreaded run-flats with their stiff sidewalls. Good Riddance.

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