By Denna Bowman
Yokohama tyres are celebrating winning another original fitment for Audi.
This time the Yokohama Advan Sport is being fitted on the new Audi A7 Sportback. The premium luxury, four-door coupe will be supplied with size 265/35R20 99Y XL tyres on the front and rear.
The Audi A7 Sportback was released in Europe in autumn of 2010 and will be available worldwide in 2011.
It is the fourth Audi model to have Yokohama tyres fitted as original equipment, joining the S6 and S8 in Audi AG’s top-class S series, and the Audi Q7, a large, high-performance SUV.
The Advan Sport is also OE on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Cayenne; the Bentley Motors Continental series; and Mercedes-Benz AMG models.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. developed the Advan OE tyre jointly with Audi and it bears the mark “AO” (Audi Original) on its sidewall, indicating the approval of the tyre by Audi.