Hankook Tire To Supply OE Tire for BMW i4

Hankook Tire is set to supply BMW’s first fully-electric Gran Coupe with its ultra-high-performance (UHP) tire. The BMW i4 will ride on the Ventus S1 evo 3 available in sizes 18-inch and 19-inch widths. It will also be available in a 19-inch run-flat option and an 18-inch all-position option.

The Ventus S1 evo 3 comes with a reinforced sidewall with a high-strength bead core. This offers precision steering and sporty and dynamic driving performance.

It also includes a special aramid composite material and an ultra-light rayon carcass in the belt area that reduces unwanted expansion in the rolling circumference. At high speeds, this results in a positive effect on precision steering and driving stability.

The tread compound is specially made from high-performance natural resins that guarantee excellent traction, braking performance, and improved grip.

“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 OE Division at Hankook Tire.

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

Below are the available sizes for each of the Hankook tires built for the BMW i4.



245/45R18 (VA)

255/45R18 (HA)

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

245/40R19 (VA)

255/40R19 (HA)

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

245/40R19 (VA) HRS

255/40R19 (HA) HRS

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

245/45R18 (all-position tire)

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3