Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

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Vehicle: 2004 BMW 330CI Performance Package
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: Raleigh, NC
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
March 29, 2012

I replaced my RE50 RFTs with the RE760s. I have been blown away by the difference. They handle great: you ride like you are on rails! Cornering traction is excellent, though I do not really corner hard often. Torrential downpours are no problem with these tires. Even hitting heavy, unexpected puddles on the highway at 60 MPH are no problem. The car lurches a little bit as expected, but it gets right back on track without a fuss or DSC even intervening. I feel absolutely confident in even the worst of storms. But don't let that confidence get to your head - still lower your speed and drive safely!

The ride quality and silence of these tires is unmatched. Going through a puddle, I could not even hear the water run through the tread of the tire. I turned around, shut my radio off, and drove through it again just to be sure I wasn't just making things up. I legitimately could not hear any splash! There is no tread noise whatsoever on smooth roads or the highway. Zero. Just wind noise from your car. When you get to rough roads, they're louder just as expected, but nothing out of the ordinary for any tire you'd have.

The ride quality is superb. The difference between my RE50 RFTs and the RE760s is night and day. I have very stiff Performance Package suspension, and my ride quality is still amazing. It gives you this strange feeling where you think you are going slower than you really are. 50 mph feels like 30 mph. That's how smooth they are. I didn't get any of this with my RE50s.

No shimmy, no noise, no vibration, nothing at high speed. I feel extremely planted and confident. These tires are nothing short of brilliant, and with a treadwear rating of 340, I plan on getting a lot of life out of them. The second I started driving with them, I fell right back in love with my car again. Huh, I said to myself, So THIS is what a BMW should drive like!

At $658 for a staggered set of Potenzas, they really are the best bang for your buck.

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