Firestone OE for Chrysler 300
The all-new Chrysler flagship, the 2011 Chrysler 300, is now on sale in the US, and UK sales are tipped to start in spring 2012. The 300 is shipped in four model specifications – Touring, Limited, 300C and 300C AWD – and Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations reports its Firestone-brand FR710 tyre has been selected as standard original equipment on the more upmarket Limited and 300C versions. Another Firestone tyre, the Firehawk GT, will be optional original equipment for the same models.
Bridgestone Americas will supply Chrysler with FR710 all-season performance tyres in size P225/60R18 99T. When equipped with the optional Touring-tuned suspension, the Limited and 300C models will feature wider 245/45R20 99V Firehawk GT all-season performance tyres.
“The Chrysler 300 series sedans combine luxury and performance from a long-standing, iconic brand. The Firestone brand has a reputation in its own right of being a top performance tyre,” said Michael Martini, president, Original Equipment, US and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “We are proud to be providing the critical connection to the road for these new world-class sedans and believe that both tyres will fully complement the luxurious driving experience that Chrysler has created in the all-new 300 models.”