Kumho adds BMW 5 Series to original equipment roster
Tyre manufacturer’s continued expansion of its OE portfolio includes an all new PS91 fitment
Kumho has added the new BMW 5 Series to its portfolio of OEM supply deals. The tyre manufacturer’s Ecsta PS91 super sports tyre in size 245/45R18 XL 100Y is now being delivered to the German marque’s Dingolfing plant in Bavaria. Kumho has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with BMW, having for many years supplied tyres for the 1, 2 and 3 Series ranges. More recently, the tyre manufacturer added products for factory fitment to the latest X3 and Mini Countryman.
The Korean tyre manufacturer has also been an OE supplier to Daimler-Benz AG for no less than 11 years, during which time its products have been fitted to a number of different Mercedes models, not least the G-Class range. Recently the relationship has been extended to cover the latest generation of this much-loved 4×4, to which Kumho’s Solus KL21 SUV tyres in 265/60 R18 110H size are now fitted at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria.
Other salient additions to Kumho’s OE portfolio include new fitments for the latest generations of Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Fabia, not to mention the semi-slick Ecsta V720 uniquely employed for the 645bhp Dodge Viper ACR.
Additional sizes announced for Ecowing ES31 and Ecsta PS71
Kumho’s Ecowing ES31 heads up the company’s latest environmentally-friendly choice of products, and has been proving popular with the increasing number of motorists who prioritise extended tread life and low rolling resistance (and therefore fuel economy) over optimum levels of adhesion, the manufacturer states. Already available in sizes covering the vast majority of small and medium-sized hatchbacks, the range has recently been extended to 46 sizes.
The line-up of Kumho’s Ecsta PS71 high performance tyres has also been expanded, and now includes 26 fitments suitable for the ever-growing list of car models available with 19 or 20 inch wheels.