Yokohama recently announced that it would be supplying the ADVAN Sport V107 tires as original equipment for the BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. The two new high-performance sports cars were launched by BMW for the global market.
Yokohama started shipping the tires in two different sizes in November 2020. The front pair is sized 275/40ZR18 (103Y) while the rear is sized 285/35ZR19 (103Y). These will be the latest models from BMW to have the tires alongside the M5.
The ADVAN Sport V107 is part of Yokohama’s flagship ADVAN brand. They are a high-performance set that was developed jointly by both BMW and Yokohama. The result of the collaboration was a uniquely designed compound and tread pattern that has groove area modified to deliver superior performance on dry surfaces and wear resistance.
The tire has also gotten the ‘A’ grade labeling from the EU for its exemplary wet performance. The mound profile comes with uniform surface contact that enhances dry performance and wear resistance. Tests were carried out at Nürburgring to figure out whether the tire could handle BMW’s performance requirements.
Nürburgring is considered the world’s harshest test circuit with its 200 corners, 25 km length, and elevation differential of 300m. The jointly developed ADVAN Sport V107 tire was deemed the most suitable option for the new M models. It boasts extraordinary high performance on race circuits and public roads.
The M division at BMW only uses a select group of tires from specific tire makers. The ADVAN Sport V107 tire comes with the star mark from BMW showing the automaker’s recognition and approval of its reliability, quality, and technical capabilities.
The relationship between BMW and Yokohama has been in development for several years. BMW motorsport teams have used high-performance Yokohama tires to win top races in the past. Some of the races include the Schnitzer Motorsports where the BMW M3 captured its first World Touring Car Championship in 1987 and the European Touring Car Championship in 1988.