Bridgestone Selected as Global Original Supplier for Luxury SUV

Bridgestone Selected as Global Original Equipment Supplier for BMW’s 3rd Generation Luxury SUV

Bridgestone has announced that three of its tyre lines have been specified as original equipment supplier for third-generation BMW X3 sold globally. The company is supplying a range of tyres in 14 different sizes in its Alenza 001, Dueler H/P Sport AS and Blizzak tyre lines. The Bridgestone Alenza 001 summer pattern tyre is specified for the BMW X3 in 18”, 19”, 20”, and 21” rim diameters. Select models will feature the Alenza 001 tyre with the run-flat technology. Bridgestone Alenza 001 tyres are specially engineered to provide precise handling with a comfortable, highway luxury ride in wet and dry conditions, the company noted.

The Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport AS tyres feature an all season tread pattern, as well as with run-flat capabilities. Specially designed for the BMW X3, the Dueler H/P Sport A/S tyres provide superior all season driving performance and durability without compromising on rider comfort, the company stated.

The premium Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 tyres will equip models of the BMW X3 sold in select European markets, where winter tyres are required during specific months. The Blizzak LM-001 tyre will be available with standard or run-flat technology to offer traction and performance in snow and sleet. The Blizzak LM-001 tyres also will be available as BMW approved replacement tyres for BMW X3 owners, who live in areas where colder temperatures and seasonal driving conditions demand a tyre that delivers confident winter performance, the company said.

Shannon Quinn, President, Original Equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tyre Sales, Bridgestone Americas Tyre Operations, said that tyre design and application are critical towards ensuring a vehicle performs at its maximum capability. Bridgestone has a long-standing relationship with BMW and their engineers worked collaboratively with them to develop innovative, performance-driven tyre technology exclusively for BMW X3, he added.

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