Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co has been supplying its “ADVAN Sport V105” to the BMW Group as OE fitment on the M Performance BMW X5 since last July, the company announced 9 Jan.
The new X5 model was launched globally in November last year and is equipped with 275/40R21 107Y size front tires and 315/35R21 111Y rear tires.
The “ADVAN Sport V105” is a high-performance tire developed by Yokohama primarily for use on high-power premium vehicles.
Yokohama and BMW jointly developed the new X5 M Performance tires which feature Silentfoam, a specially-designed polyurethane foam attached to the inside of the tire.
The polyurethane foam reduces tire cavity resonance – the noise created inside the tire as it vibrates while running over uneven road surfaces.
Under its three-year medium-term management plan, GD2020, launched in February 2018, Yokohama has shifted strategic focus on expanding its premium tire market share.
As part of the strategy, the company is aiming to increase its OE fitments with premium carmakers in Japan and globally.