Bridgestone Selected as Global Original Equipment Supplier for Next-Generation Luxury SUV
NASHVILLE, Tenn, June 19, 2018:
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced three of the company’s Bridgestone brand tire lines have been specified as original equipment on the all-new, third-generation BMW X3 sold globally. Continuing its longstanding relationship with BMW, Bridgestone is supplying a range of tires in 14 different sizes in its Alenza 001, Dueler H/P Sport AS and Blizzak tire lines.
“Tire design and application are critical to ensuring a vehicle performs at its maximum capability,” said Shannon Quinn, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Bridgestone has a longstanding relationship with BMW and our engineers worked collaboratively with them to develop innovative, performance-driven tire technology exclusively for the BMW X3.”
The Bridgestone Alenza 001 summer pattern tire is specified for the BMW X3 in 18”, 19”, 20”, and 21” rim diameters. Select models will feature the Alenza 001 tire with run-flat technology. Bridgestone Alenza 001 tires are specially engineered to provide precise handling with a comfortable, highway luxury ride in wet and dry conditions.
The Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport AS tires feature an all season tread pattern, as well as with run-flat capabilities. Specially designed for the BMW X3, the Dueler H/P Sport A/S tires provide superior all season driving performance and durability without sacrificing ride comfort.
Premium Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 tires will equip models of the BMW X3 sold in select European markets where winter tires are required during specific months. The Blizzak LM-001 tire will be available with standard or run-flat technology to offer traction and performance in snow and sleet. The Blizzak LM-001 tires also will be available as BMW approved replacement tires for BMW X3 owners who live in areas where colder temperatures and seasonal driving conditions demand a tire that delivers confident winter performance.
For more information about Bridgestone and its industry-leading tires, visit bridgestonetire.com.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.