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The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has begun delivering 20- and 21-inch Advan Sport V107 tyres to BMW M GmbH for use on the automaker’s M3 and M4 high-performance sports models.
Yokohama Rubber is supplying 285/30ZR20 (99Y) size front tyres and 295/25ZR21 (96Y) rear tyres. The two newly supplied sizes differ from the 18- and 19-inch Advan Sport V107 tyres that Yokohama Rubber has been supplying as OE for the same models since November 2020.
The Sport V107 is a high-performance tyre in Yokohama’s global flagship Advan brand. The newly supplied tyres were jointly developed with BMW M and feature a specially developed compound and a tread pattern with the groove area adjusted to achieve superior dry performance and wear resistance. The tyres also have received the EU labeling system’s highest "A" grade for wet performance. The application of Yokohama Rubber’s proprietary mound profile technology, which evenly distributes surface contact pressure, also contributes to the tyres’ enhanced dry performance and wear resistance. In addition, the tyres’ carcass material, which forms the tyre’s skeleton, includes a specialised material that helps deliver the excellent steering stability that is essential for high-power premium cars. Now, as one of the select few tyre makers that supply tyres for BMW M models, Yokohama Rubber is delivering the tyres to BMW Group Plant Munich and Dingolfing. The tyre’s sidewall bears the German automaker’s star mark indicating its recognition of the tyre maker’s technology, quality, and reliability.
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