Bridgestone Turanza T005
The Bridgestone Turanza T005 is a high performance summer tyre that has been designed to provide wet performance, fuel economy and high mileage.
Succeeding the Turanza T001 Evo, the Turanza T005 provides an excellent steering response and gives drivers full control in challenging situations.
To achieve a high level of performance, the Turanza T005 uses an innovative tread pattern. The design features deep sipes on the tyre's shoulder, combined with an optimised void pattern in the centre section of the tyre. These characteristics enhance water flow and ensure effective water evacuation from the tyre's contact patch. This, in turn, reduces the risk of aquaplaning and improves the tyre's wet grip.
What's more, the connections between the tyre's shoulder blocks ensure even contact and pressure on the shoulders while braking. This reduces the risk of tyre deformation.
Another key feature of the Turanza T005 is its enhanced carcass. Its unique steel and stiff polyester reinforcement means the tyre offers superior handling, as well as reduced rolling resistance. This then serves to reduce fuel consumption and ultimately, CO2 emissions.
Furthermore, the Turanza T005 uses a compound with a high Nano Pro-tech™ silica content. This, combined with new compound mixing technology, allows for more effectively dispersed silica throughout the compound.
The compound and pattern work well together to ensure maximum adhesion in the tyre's footprint to enhance wet grip, in addition to maximising wear and fuel efficiency.
The Turanza T005 has outstanding label grades for wet grip and fuel efficiency, receiving an A rating for the former and a B for the latter. At the same time, Bridgestone's B-Silent technology minimises the tyre's road noise and enhances driver comfort.
Already chosen as original fitment by a number of top car brands, you can expect to see much more of the Turanza T005.
Research & Development
During the development of the Turanza T005, Bridgestone interviewed thousands of premium tyre buyers from across Europe. They did so to understand both their expectations of a premium touring tyre and their needs based on the day-to-day challenges of driving.
The response was clear. Customers wanted a tyre that made them feel safe, while allowing them to enjoy driving. They wanted full control in difficult situations, especially on wet roads, as well as good fuel efficiency and mileage.
The Bridgestone Turanza T005 strives to meet all these expectations.
In fact, Bridgestone's in-house testing confirms the improved performance of the Turanza T005 when compared to the Turanza T001 EVO3. Its wear life is around 10% longer and wet cornering, dry braking and rolling resistance are significantly better.
Of the research and development process, Jakob Rønsholt says: "No chances were taken in its development: we analysed consumer needs very carefully and then produced a tyre that meets these expectations. Bridgestone Turanza T005 puts drivers in control, especially in the wet."
Bridgestone Turanza T005 Features
- Impressive wet grip
- Excellent fuel economy
- 10% longer wear life
- Available with Run-Flat Technology
Bridgestone Turanza T005 Reviews & Tests
The Bridgestone Turanza T005 has been performing well in independent tyre tests since its launch.
In AutoBild's 2018 Summer Tyre Test, the Turanza T005 ranked second of 47 tyres. Based on wet and dry braking distances, it was surpassed only by the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 (K125). It managed to outperform the five other premium brands, as well as the Firestone Roadhawk, the Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun and the Uniroyal RainExpert 3 (in addition to many other mid-range and budget brands.)
In the same magazine's 15 inch Summer Tyre Test, the Turanza T005 came seventh of 20. Testers did note the relatively high cost of the tyre, but it demonstrated a number of positive attributes and performed well in a number of important tests. It came out top in wet handling and braking, did not disappoint in dry braking and handling and offered low wear and good fuel efficiency.
Furthermore, in Finnish publication Test World's 2018 Summer Tyre Test, the Turanza T005 came fifth out of 16 tyres tested. It outperformed Goodyear, Dunlop and Pirelli, as well as a whole range of mid-range and budget brands.
Bridgestone Turanza T005 Images
Bridgestone Turanza T005 Sizes
By 2019, the Turanza T005 size line-up will be huge, with more than 140 sizes for 14’’ to 21’’ rims.
If you're interested in the Bridgestone Turanz T005, why not head over to our Bridgestone brand page to check out the company's other popular tread patterns.