3G Run-Flat Tire by Bridgestone

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by Gary Stanley
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFTBMW owners have been waiting for Bridgestone's third generation (3G) of run-flat tires for its improved ride quality over currently available run-flat tires. The first of the 3G Bridgestone run-flat tires has arrived in the US in the form of their all-season Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT.  

The Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT provides year-round driving flexibility by offering predictable handling, traction and control on wet and dry roads, as well as in light snow. The tire is developed to offer almost the same riding comfort as conventional tires while providing extended mobility for a distance of 50 miles at up to 50 mph even after a puncture.

Sizes currently available:  
  • 205/55R16
  • 225/45R17
  • 255/40R17
These sizes will work well with the E90, E91 and E92 and newer BMW 3 Series models such as the 325i and 328i. Base model 330i and 335i cars can also use the 225/45RF17 size.  

Comments on 3G Run-Flat Tire by Bridgestone

Monday, November 7, 2011 by Frank Reindl:
I need these 3g Bridgestone RFT's for my 2007 BMW 550. It currently has 245x49x18's in front and 275x35x18's on rear. Are they available?
Monday, November 7, 2011 by Gary:
Unfortunately, Bridgestone does not make the RE960A/S Pole Position RFT in these sizes, sorry.
Friday, May 17, 2013 by Angela:
Does the 325i come with a wider tire than 17? Is that the lowest profile?
Monday, May 20, 2013 by Gary:
Angela,

17" indicates the diameter of the wheel, but is not an indication of the tires width or profile.

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