Bridgestone tyres chosen as OE for new Mercedes-GLC SUV

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Bridgestone tyres have been chosen by Daimler for the 2015 worldwide launch of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. The luxury mid-sized SUV leaves the factory fitted with Dueler H/P Sport tyres in four sizes across the model range.

This kind of Original Equipment contract is vitally important to tyre manufacturers, because it can signal the start of many years or tyre supply to customers who have purchased the vehicle and are likely to adopt a like-for-like attitude when it comes to replacing the tyres.

When tyres are specially selected for a particular make and model of vehicle is it often the case that the tyre manufacturer has worked closely with the car manufacturer to ensure they are a perfect match. Safety, performance, handling, braking ability, noise and comfort are all key factors taken into account.

This new fitment for Bridgestone follows another recent success the Japanese tyre manufacturer has enjoyed with Daimler. In 2014 the Dueler H/P Sport tyre was chosen for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV, while the C-Class was equipped with Bridgestone Turanza T001 touring tyres, Bridgestone Potenza S001 sport tyres and Bridgestone Blizzak winter tyres.

For the new Mercedes-Benz GLC, Bridgestone is producing sizes 235/65 R17, 235/60 R18, 235/55 R19 and 255/45 R20. Bridgestone tyres developed the Dueler H/P Sport specifically for latest-generation SUVs, providing these vehicles with responsive handling combined with high levels of ride comfort, safety and durability.

etyres supply and fit a wide range of tyres to suit all vehicles, driving styles and budgets, including Bridgestone tyres.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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