This tyre is fitted on the world's leading sports cars, like the Ferrari Enzo, before they leave the factory. Also available also in the replacement market, it is the perfect tyre for sporty, demanding drivers of high-performance compacts, executive saloons and super-sport models.
Exceptional handling and cornering at higher speeds
Top-level control and safety in the wet
Comfortable ride with low noise
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Potenza RE 050 RFT tyre review
Average based on 57 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
26.01.2010fromStuart Tyres worn right down to the wire on the inside shoulder. 5mm tread remaining on the rest of the surface. This seems to be a common complaint on BMW 335 models with 19" wheels. Pressures checked weekly and adjusted as necessary. Worn tyres returned to Bridgestone for investigation and possible claim. Unsurprisingly their report states wear due to underinflation or overloading of the vehicle, neither of which are true. As a prestige tyre manufacturer I expected better of Bridgestone. Front tyres 235/35/R19 W badly worn on the outer edges, but will not bother to return for investigation given previous experience.
24.01.2010frompilkington the rear tyres have worn on the inside edges to render the tyre unusable despite there being another 5000 miles left o 90% of the tyre. the car has never been driven fast of cornered heavily, tyre pressures checked and if needed corrected weekly. looking on various forums this sems to be a common problem. my opinion is the tyres are not up to the job and need investigating.
20.06.2009fromPhil Jones Rough as hell, uncomfortably noisy at low speeds (should come with a set of earplugs), acceptable on dry tarmac, disaster on wet, traction light works overtime with these, smooth breakaway which is good cos they do it all the time!
15.05.2009fromandrew tanner only tyre available for this car as they are run flats, but great tyre. Grip and wear excellent, breakaway is steady and progressive but noisier than some other makes