Hankook will supply tires for the first fully electric Gran Coupé from Munich-based BMW
Hankook’s flagship summer tire, the Ventus S1 evo 3, will be used on the BMW i4
All-position and mixed tires from 18 to 19 inches available in both standard and runflat options
Global leading tire company Hankook Tire is equipping the BMW i4 Gran Coupé with its ultra-high-performance (UHP) Ventus S1 evo 3 tires. The tires come in mixed sizes in 18-inch and 19-inch widths. In addition, the manufacturer supplies a 19-inch runflat option and an 18-inch all-position option.
The Ventus S1 evo 3 combines a reinforced sidewall with a high-strength bead core, resulting in sporty, dynamic driving performance and precision steering. In addition, the ultra-light rayon carcass and special aramid composite material in the belt area partly reduce unwanted expansion in the rolling circumference, even at very high speeds, which likewise has a positive effect on driving stability and precision steering. The special tread compound made from high-performance natural resins guarantees the necessary grip and excellent traction and braking performance.
“It is particularly complex to calibrate a tire for an electric vehicle like the BMW i4,” says Jeongho Park, Executive Vice President and Director of OE Division at Hankook Tire. “We significantly expanded our research in this area a few years ago and this effort is now paying off. By supplying the product for the BMW i4, we are strengthening our presence in the electric sports car sector, which I’m delighted about.”
For his part, Mr. Marwan Bin Shihon stressed that the great confidence around the world in the products that Hankook Tires offer in terms of quality and advanced technology is directly reflected in its partnerships with major car manufacturers around the world. This includes the partnership with a reputable company such as BMW, as witnessed today. “The prestigious position of Hankook Tires globally is also seen in the Saudi market, enjoying great trust from customers. We always look forward to maintaining and enhancing that trust continuously, for which Hankook Tires showed that they are the ideal choice for the most difficult driving conditions in terms of terrains and temperatures,” he added.
Overview of Hankook tire sizes for the BMW i4
|245/45R18 (VA)||255/45R18 (HA)||Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3|
|245/40R19 (VA)||255/40R19 (HA)||Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3|
|245/40R19 (VA) HRS||255/40R19 (HA) HRS||Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3|
|245/45R18 (all-position tire)||Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3|