Yokohama Advan Sport V105 is also being used as original equipment on BMW X3. The tyre has received much appreciation for its performance, especially over wet surfaces.
Yokohama has announced that it would be officially supplying tyres for the new BMW X5 M Performance. The Japanese tyre maker would shod X5 M Performance with its Advan Sport V105 tyre. This is a high performance tyre and has been zeroed-on by BMW after a series of rigorous testing. It is worth noting that the existing BMW X3 also rides on Yokohama Advan Sport V105 tyres.
BMW X5 M Performance model would be shod with 275/40 R21 107Y size tyres in the front and 315/35 R21 111Y tyres at the rear.
Advan Sport V105 is a high performance tyre designed to compliment the performance of high powered vehicles. These tyres have garnered much appreciation for their wet performance and comfort. Yokohama decided to tweak this tyre to suit the requirements in a BMW X5. For this,the specially homologated ( bearing mark of BMW approval) tyres come equipped with SILENTFOAM technology that does not allow tyre and road noise to travel up to the car’s cockpit. This ensures a quiet and comfortable ride for the passengers. Other features of Advan Sport V105 include:
- Ultra high traction tread compound for exceptional wet and dry grip
- Groove in groove technology for a very quiet and comfortable ride quality
- Straight channels and sipes for superior wet grip and performance
- Strong shoulder blocks for superior cornering capabilities
- Matrix rayon belt for improved resistance to damages
Securing more OEM contracts and homologations is one of the key focal areas for Yokohama, as mentioned in its 3 year medium term management plan released in 2018. For the year 2018 it was Bridgestone that secured maximum number of OEM contracts. Yokohama is likely to focus more on emerging markets like India, where there’s a growth in demand for tyres due to an increased demand for cars.