Bridgestone Potenza RE050A II RFT Tires
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Ultra high performance summer tires are designed for agile handling on dry and wet roads with good ride quality and decent tread life. These low profile tires are not intended to be driven in snow or on ice. Ultra high performance summer tires provide responsive handling and crisp steering response in both wet and dry conditions.
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A II RFT (Run-Flat Tire) is a run-flat tire developed exclusively for selected BMW 3 Series cabriolets, coupes and sedans equipped with BMW's optional sport packages. The Potenza RE050A II RFT is designed to provide temporary extended mobility for a distance of 50 miles at up to 50 mph even after a puncture has allowed complete air pressure loss. The Potenza RE050A II RFT is also designed to combine responsive and predictable handling with good traction on dry and wet roads. It is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice. The Potenza RE050A II RFT features a high-grip tread compound molded into an asymmetric tread design. Stable outboard shoulder elements, intermediate tread blocks and a continuous center rib provide responsive handling, high-speed stability and traction on dry roads, while circumferential and lateral tread grooves pump water out from under the tire's footprint to minimize hydroplaning and aid wet traction. A continuous rib adjacent to the inboard shoulder promotes even wear and resists inside wear generated by suspensions that specify negative camber alignment settings. The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spiral-wrapped nylon to stabilize the tread area and enhance handling, high-speed capability and ride quality. The structure of the Potenza RE050A II RFT also features Bridgestone Side Support Run-Flat technology reinforced sidewalls to support the vehicle after a puncture causes a loss of air pressure. Due to the traction and handling capabilities of the Potenza RE050A II RFT, Bridgestone recommends Potenza RE050A II RFT tires be used in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance. Potenza RE050A II RFT tires may NOT be mixed with other tire models, such as the Potenza RE050A I RFT or Potenza RE050A RFT.
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