Hankook is equipping the BMW i4 Gran Coupé with its ultra-high-performance (UHP) Ventus S1 evo 3. The tyres come in mixed sizes in 18-inch and 19-inch. In addition, the manufacturer also supplies a 19-inch runflat option and an 18-inch all-position option.
“It’s particularly complex to calibrate a tyre for an electric vehicle like the BMW i4,” says Sanghoon Lee, president of Hankook Tire Europe. “We significantly expanded our research in this area a few years ago and this effort is now paying off. By supplying the product for the BMW i4 we are strengthening our presence in the electric sports car sector, which I’m delighted about.”
The Ventus S1 evo 3 combines a reinforced sidewall with a high-strength bead core, resulting in sporty, dynamic driving performance and precision steering. In addition, the ultra-light rayon carcass and special aramid composite material in the belt area partly reduce unwanted expansion in the rolling circumference, even at very high speeds, which likewise has a positive effect on driving stability and precision steering.
The special tread compound made from high-performance natural resins guarantees the necessary grip and excellent traction and braking performance, according to Hankook.