Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Original Equipment on MazdaSpeed6
Bridgestone brand Potenza RE050A tyres will be original equipment on all of Mazda’s new MazdaSpeed6 vehicles. Bridgestone Corporation will supply the tyres to Mazda’s Hofu, Japan manufacturing facility in a 215/45R18XL 93Y size. The Bridgestone Potenza RE050A carries a UTQG rating of 140 for treadwear, A for traction and A for temperature.
“This marks the first Bridgestone brand performance tyre fitment on a MazdaSpeed vehicle. The MazdaSpeed6 special edition will be sold in North America starting in August,” said Michael Martini, president, original equipment consumer tyre division, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT). “The high-performance capabilities of the Bridgestone brand Potenza RE050A tyre are a perfect compliment for this powerful vehicle.”
The fitment is the result of a continuing relationship between Bridgestone Corporation and Mazda in Japan. The MazdaSpeed6 is Mazda’s new 274-horsepower all-wheel drive performance vehicle. It features a direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-litre engine and a new active torque all-wheel drive system.