Bridgestone run-flat tyres approved for Alfa Guilia
The RFT (Run-Flat Technology) versions of two Bridgestone tyre models have been selected as original equipment fitments on the new Alfa Romeo Giulia. Bridgestone Europe reports that the Guilia will be available with the Potenza S001 in an all-round size 225/50 R17 94W fitment or in size 225/40 R19 89Y for the front wheels and 255/35 R19 92Y for the rear. The run-flat Turanza EL450 all-season tyre will be available in two dimensions, 225/50R17 94V and 225/45R18 91W. All tyres will be marked with the letters ‘AR’ on the sidewall to denote they are original equipment products.
“Potenza S001 is a big favourite with sporty drivers everywhere; they love its responsive handling and precision. Add on the peace of mind of Run-Flat Technology and it’s the perfect fit for the new Giulia,” comments Christophe de Valroger, vice-president original equipment at Bridgestone Europe.
Bridgestone is the third tyre maker to announce its products’ homologation for the new Alfa Romeo saloon. A 19-inch version of the Pirelli P Zero Corsa is available for the range topping Giulia Quadrifoglio, while the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 and the EfficientGrip Performance are being supplied to Guilia models in both 16-inch and 18-inch dimensions.