Hankook tyres has been selected as Original Equipment supplier for the new BMW 4-Series. The new, stylish and sporty Coupé will be factory equipped with Hankook tyres high-end Ventus S1 evo2 flagship tyres in size 225/50 R 17 W.
The recently launched 4-Series Coupé is the sixth model by the BMW Group to be fitted with Hankook tyres, following on from the MINI, the BMW 1-, 3-, and 5-Series as well as the X5. This marks another important milestone in Hankook tyres global expansion in the premium segment.
Seung Hwa Suh, Vice Chairman and CEO of Hankook tyres, added: “We are pleased to continuously intensify our cooperation with the BMW Group. Supplying tyres to the new 4-Series Coupé marks yet another, important milestone for us as it is the first time we are supplying tyres to the BMW Group that not only have been developed in Europe but also are supplied directly from our European plant.”
Hankook tyres high-end flagship Ventus S1 evo2 is renowned for its successful combination of driving dynamics and comfort features as well as wet grip and rolling resistance performance.
The tyre manufacturer has applied its development philosophy Kontrol Technology* and developed a modern high-performance tyre that “optimally meets our customers’ requirements in terms of driving dynamics, safety and environmental friendliness”.
At present, about 50 engineers and technicians are developing bespoke tyre solutions for European car manufacturers at Hankook tyres ETC in Hanover, Germany. Also, tyres supplied to the BMW Group are developed and tested there.
Denna Bowman, Head Office