Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

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Vehicle: 2009 BMW M3 Coupe
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,500
Location: Fairfax, VA
Driving Condition: Track/Autocross
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Initial Review: 1,500 miles on tires
October 04, 2010

After wearing out my OEM Michelin PS2s by shearing off a tread block (despite the tires being mostly worn out already), I was looking for something more durable for the track. On the recommendation of someone with an E36 M3, I gave the RE11s a go. I was not disappointed.

On the street, they are a bit more floaty than the PS2s, and also a bit noisier. But that's hardly why one gets these tires. On the track (Summit Main) they did their job incredibly well. Despite a few temperature extremes over the weekend, the tires had plenty of grip during every track session. They provided way more grip than I felt the need to call on, so they were very confidence-inspiring to someone with only a few track events under his belt.

I was pleasantly surprised at the treadwear, and was expecting to have chewed through a lot more tire than I did, particularly given the speeds involved on this track. I can't say enough positive things about these tires.

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