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Bridgestone OE for BMW X5, 8 and 3 Series

Bridgestone has revealed it is now OE on all new BMW X5, 8 Series and 3 Series releases.

Bridgestone now provides BMW with original fitments that cover every single tyre size used across the entire BMW range worldwide.

Eight sizes from 18 to 21 inch, as original equipment for the X5 in Europe have been approved by the car maker. The Alenza 001 tyre has been confirmed as a summer tyre while the Blizzak LM001 has been approved as a winter tyre. Select models feature Bridgestone’s Run-Flat Technology.

The Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Potenza S007 have been approved for use as original equipment on the 8 Series. Again, a number of approved models feature run-flat technology.

For the latest 3 Series, BMW has approved the Bridgestone Turanza T005 summer tyre, Blizzak LM001 winter winter and LS100A all-season tyres. Run-flat technology features on 11 of the 17 selected tyres.

Mark Tejedor, VP of OE at Bridgestone EMEA said: “What we accomplish together with BMW addresses current challenges and helps us to optimise technology, especially in terms of safety and performance.

“We are looking forward to continuing the intense partnership between Bridgestone and BMW with a variety of BMW vehicles due to be launched in 2019.”