Hankook OE on BMW 5 series
Hankook's high performance Ventus S1 evo2 tyre is being fitted as OE on BMW 520i, 528i, 530i, 535i and 520d models. The size of tyre is 225/55R 17W. This is the fourth model from the BMW group which has Hankook as original equipment; the others are: Mini, BMW 1 series and 3 series and the fact that Hankook are equipping such high-end vehicles "confirms our position as a globally-recognised manufacturer of high performance premium tyres" says Jin-Wook Choi, Hankook Tire President and COO for Europe.
The Ventus S1 evo2 is designed for drivers of high performance cars, who expect sport performance with no compromise in road noise, comfort or rolling resistance. In producing the tyre, Hankook drew on the experience it has gained as exclusive tyre partner to the renowned DTM touring car series. It features what Hankook calls its ‘Kontrol Technology’; derived from ‘Kinetic Control’, this is described by the tyre maker as “reflecting the best possible controllability of the interaction between the driver, the vehicle and the road by the tyres during the journey.”