Jul 16, 2021

Hankook wins BMW M GmbH in the high-performance segment

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, July 16, 2021 – Global leading tire company Hankook Tire is fitting the BMW X3 M and X4 M with its premium tires – a first for vehicles from BMW M GmbH. The brand new Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z, which is fitted ex works, was specially developed for the UUHP (Ultra-Ultra-High-Performance) segment for use on particularly sporty high-performance vehicles. The Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z is available for both BMW M GmbH models in 255/40 ZR21 102Y tires on the front axle and 265/40 ZR21 105Y on the rear axle and has been adapted to the specific requirements of BMW M GmbH. A high level of grip and very precise lateral guidance for optimum handling behaviour, even under very sporty conditions, were decisive criteria during the approval process, which for all M models traditionally includes an extensive performance test on the legendary Nordschleife bend at the Nürburgring.

Ultra-Ultra-High-Performance is the name of the tire category introduced by Hankook this year with the market launch of the Ventus S1 evo Z. As a first for the premium tire manufacturer, BMW M GmbH vehicles, namely the X3 M and X4 M models will feature the new tread. The Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z’s characteristics underline the motorsport DNA of the M models. This manifests as remarkably high dynamics, agility, and precision. With a maximum output of 510 hp and 650 Nm of torque on the Competition models, both models accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

In addition to the release tests customary in the industry, the mixed tires used here in sizes 255/40 ZR21 102Y☆ on the front axle and 265/40 ZR21 105Y☆ on the rear axle were also extensively tested at maximum speed on the legendary Nordschleife bend at the Nürburgring. This ensures that the tire construction is robust and able to meet the demands of the M models at all times.

“Our company was founded 80 years ago,” says Jeongho Park, Executive Vice President and Director of OE Division, “So it’s certainly a special gift that our latest product has been able to win over BMW M GmbH, a particularly prestigious customer from the sports car manufacturer segment.”

Source: Hankook Tire

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