Michelin will supply custom developed versions of its Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyre as the sole track-focused original equipment fitment on the new Mercedes-AMG GT R. The road-legal asymmetric tyres have a single rubber compound developed in motorsport series such as the World Endurance Championship. It is designed to provide balanced handling, grip and endurance on track, the performance characteristics specified by AMG’s engineers. Different versions of the Pilot Sport Cup 2 have featured as OE on the BMW M4 GTS and the Ford Focus RS in 2016.
Dunlop has launched a series of videos themed on the brand’s technical partnership with AMG. The release of the first short videos is timed to coincide with Dunlop’s first anniversary as the AMG Driving Academy’s official tyre partner, which extended its four-year technical partnership with AMG Customer Sports. Each of the five videos offers behind-the-scenes access to Dunlop’s technical team, which designs, develops and tests tyres to meet Mercedes-AMG’s highest standards. The first two episodes in the series are available to watch in the main body of this article.
Dunlop will supply original equipment tyres to the new Mercedes AMG C63 and C63 T models. The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT ultra high performance tyre is the result of extensive joint development work with Mercedes-AMG, with the base tyre adapted to meet the new car’s needs. The tyre was subjected to race track testing on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, regarded as one of the most challenging tracks in the world.
Dunlop is the official tyre partner of the AMG Driving Academy for the 2014/2015 season. The partnership with the AMG Driving Academy is the next step of an ongoing cooperation between Mercedes-AMG and Dunlop, with both companies delivering high performance products to the market.
Dunlop will supply its Sport Maxx RT tyre to Mercedes-AMG as original equipment on its new CLA 45 AMG model in size 235/35ZR19 91Y XL MO, which was specially designed for the sporty coupé. With a peak output of 265 kW (360 hp) and maximum torque of 450 Newton meters, its turbocharged engine is the […]
A supply deal finalised with Mercedes-Benz in October will see some S-Class models fitted with 19-inch versions of Bridgestone’s Potenza S001 as original equipment. Bridgestone says the Potenza-equipped S-Class will be sold globally.
Continental Tyres recently invited Mercedes-Benz World representatives and driving instructors to experience its Contidrom testing facility in Hanover, Germany. Utilising Contidrom’s 2km wet handling track, Continental set out to demonstrate the difference between premium and budget tyres on a Mercedes-Benz C-Class among other tests.
Mercedes has selected Yokohama’s Advan Sport V105 MO tyres as original equipment for its new Mercedes-Benz S-Class models. The new S-Class models will come with size 245/50R18 100W.
According to the company, the Advan Sport V105 MO was developed jointly by Yokohama Rubber and Mercedes parent company Daimler AG, and the "MO" mark on the side of each tyre represents Daimler's official stamp of approval. In addition, the tyres' reduced rolling resistance and improved wear resistance meet Yokohama's standards for environmentally friendly products.
Robert Wickens scored the maiden victory of his DTM career in difficult wet and drying conditions at the Nürburgring. The Mercedes-Benz driver coped best with the changeable conditions, moving from seventh on the grid to the front of the field. The race was stopped after 47 of the scheduled 49 laps, because the maximum duration of 75 minutes had been reached. Tyre supplier Hankook provided the wet, base-line slick and faster option tyres to help the teams adapt to different conditions and to use flexible race tactics.
Extending its relationship with Porsche once again, Michelin has announced the release of a new Pilot Super Sport tyre for the Carrera GT. The manufacturer claims that the new version of the tyre “noticeably enhances the handling of the 1,270 versions of the super sports car built between 2003 and 2006.” The tyre has been brought in to replace the current Pilot Sport PS2 fitment, updating the specific fitment provided to the model by the French manufacturer. Michelin has been developing new specifications of the Pilot Super Sport for the luxury car market since its introduction in late 2010.
With British winters becoming unpredictable over the last few years, there is no better time for consumers to seriously consider the benefits of fitting winter tyres. In light of this Japanese manufacturer Yokohama offers reasons why its winter and all-season tyres could be what you are looking for.
The brand’s range of winter tyres, known as W.drive, consists of something for everyone, from daily runaround to high performance super-saloon and even light commercials.
Continental’s ContiSportContact 5 P sports tyre has received further approvals from Mercedes AMG, and as such both the A-Class and C-Class will now be fitted with Continental's current top model. As with other products approved by Mercedes, they are marked with "MO" (Mercedes Original part) on the sidewall, alongside the size specification. The tyres are factory fitted and available from Mercedes car dealerships and specialist tyre dealerships. For the A-Class, AMG has approved a size 235/35 ZR 19 fitment, while size 235/35 ZR 19 and 255/30 ZR 19 tyres have been selected for the C-Class.
Mercedes-Benz has selected Yokohama tyres as original equipment for two additional models. The Japanese tyre maker’s C.drive2 AC02 MO tyres, which is based upon its export market C.drive2 high-performance comfort tyre, will be fitted in sizes 205/55R16 91H, 205/55R16 91V and 225/45R17 91V to Mercedes A- and B-class models. In addition to these two recent homologations, Yokohama already supplies original equipment tyres for a range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, including the G class, CL-class AMG, ML-class AMG, C class, C-class AMG, CLS class and SLK Class.
The latest generation Porsche Cayenne went on sale at the end of May, and Yokohama Rubber reports its Advan Sport has been approved by Dr. Ing. H.c.F. Porsche AG as an original equipment tyre on the luxury 4×4. The Advan Sport will be supplied in sizes 275/45R20 110Y XL and 295/35R21 107Y XL. Versions of the Advan Sport destined for the Cayenne were jointly developed by Porsche and Yokohama Rubber and bear "N-0" and "N-1" markings on the sidewalls indicating Porsche's approval. This latest homologation joins OE approvals for the Porsche 911 Carrera 4, Audi S8 and Bentley Continental as well as various models from Mercedes-AMG.
Rimcity Wheels, purportedly the only authorised UK dealers for Giovanna wheels – as showcased on world famous tuning programme “pimp my ride,” is offering the new 2010 range of wheels from Giovanna, Gianelle and GFG. In addition, sales of what company reports was its biggest selling wheel of 2009 (the Giovanna Dalar) are said to be “still going strong.”
Some of Rimcity’s latest sales include custom painted Lamborgini Orange Range Rover Sport fitted with chrome 24-inch Giovanna Dalars (January 2010); a white Bentley GTC fitted with matte black Giovanna Dalar wheels (February 2010); and a Matte black Porsche Cayenne Turbo S fitted with Matte Black Gianelle Santorini with a polished lip in 24-inch (February 2010).