Yokohama’s Advan Sport V107 has been selected by BMW for original equipment fitment on the new iX3, the first sports activity vehicle (SAV) with an all-electric-drive system from the German brand.
The Japanese tyre maker is supplying BMW with the Advan Sport V107 in three sizes; 245/50R19 105W, 245/45R20 103W, and 275/40R20 106W.
The high-performance tyres being supplied for the BMW iX3 were jointly developed with the BMW Group. They feature a special compound developed to reduce tyre heat generation to an unprecedented level that lowers the tyres’ rolling resistance, which is indispensable for electric vehicles. As a result, the tyres have been assigned the EU labelling system’s highest “A” grade.
In addition, in a response to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s regulation on vehicle noise emissions (UN-ECE R51-03), the tyre profile and tread pattern have been specially designed to achieve a more uniform road contact pressure that contributes to lower noise emission when the vehicle is accelerating.
Developed with consideration for environmental impact as well as driving performance, Yokohama says the Advan Sport V107 tyres are undoubtedly the most appropriate tyre for BMW’s first EV SAV, the iX3. The tyres accordingly feature the German automaker’s star mark symbol of approval on their sidewall.