This tyre is fitted on the world's leading sports cars, like the Ferrari Enzo, before they leave the factory. Also available also in the replacement market, it is the perfect tyre for sporty, demanding drivers of high-performance compacts, executive saloons and super-sport models.
Exceptional handling and cornering at higher speeds
Top-level control and safety in the wet
Comfortable ride with low noise
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Bridgestone Potenza RE 050 RFT tyre review
Average based on 8 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
26.01.2010fromStuart Tyres worn right down to the wire on the inside shoulder. 5mm tread remaining on the rest of the surface. This seems to be a common complaint on BMW 335 models with 19" wheels. Pressures checked weekly and adjusted as necessary. Worn tyres returned to Bridgestone for investigation and possible claim. Unsurprisingly their report states wear due to underinflation or overloading of the vehicle, neither of which are true. As a prestige tyre manufacturer I expected better of Bridgestone. Front tyres 235/35/R19 W badly worn on the outer edges, but will not bother to return for investigation given previous experience.
24.01.2010frompilkington the rear tyres have worn on the inside edges to render the tyre unusable despite there being another 5000 miles left o 90% of the tyre. the car has never been driven fast of cornered heavily, tyre pressures checked and if needed corrected weekly. looking on various forums this sems to be a common problem. my opinion is the tyres are not up to the job and need investigating.
20.06.2009fromPhil Jones Rough as hell, uncomfortably noisy at low speeds (should come with a set of earplugs), acceptable on dry tarmac, disaster on wet, traction light works overtime with these, smooth breakaway which is good cos they do it all the time!
15.05.2009fromandrew tanner only tyre available for this car as they are run flats, but great tyre. Grip and wear excellent, breakaway is steady and progressive but noisier than some other makes