BMW Picks Hankook Tires as Original Equipment for the Electric i4 Gran Coupe

The Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 ultra-high-performance tires will come as original equipment in the BMW electric i4 Gran Coupe. It’s available in sizes 18 to 19-inch widths. The company will provide an 18-inch all-position option and a 19-inch run-flat option.

“The Ventus S1 evo 3 combines a reinforced sidewall with a high-strength bead core, resulting in sporty, dynamic driving performance, and precision steering. In addition, the ultra-light rayon carcass and special aramid composite material in the belt area partly reduce unwanted expansion in the rolling circumference, even at very high speeds, which also has a positive effect on driving stability and precision steering.

“The special tread compound made from high-performance natural resins guarantees the necessary grip and excellent traction and braking performance.”

“It is particularly complex to calibrate a tire for an electric vehicle like the BMW i4,” says Jeongho Park, executive vice president and director of Hankook’s OE division.

“We significantly expanded our research in this area a few years ago and this effort is now paying off. By supplying these Hankook tires for the BMW i4, we are strengthening our presence in the electric sports car sector, which I’m delighted about.”