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Yokohama’s Advan Sport V107 tyres have been selected by BMW as original equipment (OE) on its new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe.
Yokohama Rubber began supplying the tyres in November 2020, shipping 275/40ZR18 (103Y) size front tyres and 285/35ZR19 (103Y) size rear tyres.
The Sport V107 is a high-performance tyre in Yokohama’s global flagship Advan brand. The tyres being supplied to BMW M were jointly developed with the automaker and feature a specially developed compound and a tread pattern with the groove area adjusted to achieve superior dry performance and wear resistance. The tyre also has received the EU labeling system’s highest 'A' grade for wet performance.
The superior performance of this tyre developed especially for new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe was confirmed through test runs at Nürburgring, widely considered to be the world’s harshest test circuit, with a length of about 25km, 200 corners, and an elevation differential of 300m. This jointly developed version of the Advan Sport V107, Yokohama claimed is indeed a tyre most suitable for the new BMW M models, as it contributes to their extraordinary high performance on public roads as well as race circuits.
BMW M cars use OE tyres from a select group of tiremakers, and the sidewall of all selected tyres, including this Advan Sport V107, bear BMW’s star mark symbol of approval, which indicates the German automakers’ recognition of the tyremakers’ technical capabilities, quality, and reliability.
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