Bridgestone has been chosen as original equipment for Audi’s first all-electric SUV, the Audi e-tron. Audi selected Bridgestone to supply six different tyres from 19’’ to 21’’ – four summer and two winter sizes.
Driven by two electric engines, the Audi e-tron can accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in less than 6 seconds. This sort of performance established the need for tyres that ensure top-level handling and excellent braking performance.
Bridgestone fitted Alenza 001 summer tyres; specially designed for SUVs. The tyre has a block structure that optimises contact with the road to improve steering response on corners and stability when driving on a straight. It has been awarded the EU label Grade A for wet grip.
For winter conditions, Bridgestone delivered the Blizzak LM 001 for its cornering ability and handling on wet, dry, icy, slushy and snowy roads. The tyre combines a high-silica compound imbued with Bridgestone’s Nano Pro-Tech polymer to ensure excellent grip.
With low rolling resistance, the tyres the e-tron to travel 400 km on a single charge. They also offer excellent wear performance.