An exciting collaboration between Bridgestone tyres and the latest Mercedes A-Class was revealed on May 8th. The multinational tyre manufacturer announced that the tyre in question, the Turanza T005 has been tirelessly engineered the past two years to specifically compliment the latest Mercedes A-Class, with dimensions that will fit the full 17–19” high-rim range including the 17” and 18” tyre with Run-Flat Technology.
‘’We kept pushing the design until we knew we had it exactly right’’
The A-class is recognised for its youthful and dynamic character as well as its modern and comfortable qualities, according to Daniele Turriziani, test-driver for Bridgestone EMEA. Danielle was actively involved in the engineering process of the Turanza T005, and he reassured all car enthusiasts that Bridgestone’s top priority was to enhance and bring out all those qualities by tailoring the Turanza T005 to the A-Class.
According to the test-driver the focus of the company was on providing a sturdy wet grip and of course a comfortable and memorable riding experience. The latest tread compounds were specifically fine-tuned to fit the plans and designs of the Mercedes A-Class. The engineers at Bridgestone European Technical Centre have been hard at work testing, adjusting and re-testing the tyres that are rumoured to deliver best-in-class label performances for the Run-Flat Technology tyres. ‘’We kept pushing the design until we knew we had it exactly right’’ explained Turriziani.
‘They keep you going, no matter what obstacles you encounter on your journey.’
Stopping on the side of the road for a flat tyre will be a thing of the past. Christophe de Valroger, VP Original Equipment Bridgestone EMEA explains that the Turanza T005 is pushing the boundaries of tyre engineering and innovation and highlights what Bridgestone has always represented: ‘They keep you going, no matter what obstacles you encounter on your journey.’
It has been confirmed that Bridgestone will be supplying the full 17–19” high-rim range, with their winter range approved by Mercedes-Benz for the replacement market.