Yokohama Tire announced that it is supplying its “ADVAN Sport V107” tires as original equipment on the new BMW Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe, two new high-performance sports models launched globally by the German automaker. Y
Yokohama began supplying the tires in November 2020, shipping 275/40ZR18 (103Y) size front tires and 285/35ZR19 (103Y) size rear tires. The two new models join the M5 as BMW M models using Yokohama tires as original equipment.
The “ADVAN Sport V107” is a high-performance tire in Yokohama’s global flagship ADVAN brand. The tires being supplied to BMW M were jointly developed with the automaker and feature a specially developed compound and a tread pattern with the groove area adjusted to achieve superior dry performance and wear resistance. The tire also has received the EU labeling system’s highest “A” grade for wet performance. Its mound profile provides uniform surface contact that further contributes to superior its dry performance and wear resistance.
The performance of this tire developed especially for new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe was confirmed through test runs at Nürburgring, widely considered to be the world’s harshest test circuit, with a length of about 25km, 200 corners, and an elevation differential of 300m. This jointly developed version of the “ADVAN Sport V107” is indeed a tire most suitable for the new BMW M models, as it contributes to their extraordinary high performance on public roads as well as race circuits. BMW M cars use OE tires from a select group of tiremakers, and the sidewall of all selected tires, including this “ADVAN Sport V107”, bear BMW’s star mark symbol of approval, which indicates the German automakers’ recognition of the tiremakers’ technical capabilities, quality, and reliability.
The Yokohama Rubber–BMW M3 relation has been developed over many years of successful cooperation in motorsports, with BMW teams racing on high-performance Yokohama racing tires winning many top races over the years, starting with Schnitzer Motorsport’s BMW M3 capturing the first World Touring Car Championship in 1987 and then winning the European Touring Car Championship in 1988.