Bridgestone has been selected to exclusively supply the tires for the plug-in hybrid electric BMW i8 sports car. The BMW i8, which boasts an advanced hybrid powertrain and a lightweight carbon fiber body. For it clearly requires tires that can deliver. Especially with a balance. That’s of precision handling, comfort, and fuel efficiency.
Bridgestone’s Potenza S001L run-flat tire
For Bridgestone’s Potenza S001L run-flat tires are it. They have been specifically developed for the BMW i8. Especially to ensure a safe and comfortable ride.
In addition, the tires are designed with a unique tread pattern. One that provides excellent grip and stability at high speeds. That’s as well as efficient braking performance.
Bridgestone’s commitment to sustainability aligns well with BMW’s goal of reducing their carbon footprint.
For the company has also implemented several initiatives. Especially to reduce its environmental impact. For that’s such as using eco-friendly materials in tire production. Also, investing in renewable energy.
For the partnership between Bridgestone and BMW is not only beneficial for the two companies. Yet, it is also for the environment. The BMW i8, with Bridgestone’s eco-friendly tires. For it is a step towards a greener future.
Based on the BMW i8, the plugin hybrid runs on the BMW eDrive system through a 400V mild-hybrid electric motor system. All managed by a Bosch electric drivetrain management system. A fully integrated lithium-ion battery charges by way of a regenerative braking system. The result is a system able to boost performance to 64 km/h while simultaneously extending the driving range to up to 600 km.
This also makes the BMW plugin hybrid the only plug-in hybrid on the market. All that’s able to go as fast as any other gas car and go as far as most other cars the same day.
For more information about the Bridgestone Potenza S001 high-performance sports tyre, please visit: http://www.bridgestone.co.uk/auto/ranges/potenza/s001/