POTENZA RE050A RUN FLAT

Max Performance Summer

Overall Rating (9.5)


Original equipment on many high-performance vehicles, the Bridgestone Potenza RE050 is built for the pleasure of driving. This tire comes loaded with race-proven technology: UNI-T for outstanding wet and dry traction, a tread pattern that promotes rapid water evacuation, variable dimensions in the tread blocks, and the smoother shape to reduce road noise. An asymmetrical pattern in the RE050A tread increases surface contact to enhance acceleration and cornering. Put this Potenza through its paces and discover what ultra-high performance really means.

Run flat tires
The run flat property is given by a reinforced side wall that preserves the shape of the tire in case of pressure loss, thus preventing the tire from falling off the rim. That means that in case of a flat tire, it is possible to drive another 250 km running at 80 km/h. All run-flat tires have the RSC-symbol (Run Flat System Component) on the sidewall. Run-flat tires don't need any special rims, but are only functionable with cars that are equipped with a functioning air pressure control system.
COMFORT
Noise 9.3
Ride 9.3
Tread-wear 9.3
DRY
Cornering Stability 9.3
Dry Traction 10.0
Steering Response 10.0
WET
Hydro-planing 9.3
Wet Traction 9.3
Winter/Snow
Deep Snow 10.0
Ice 10.0
Light Snow 9.0

Independent Tire Reviews By Customers

Date: 10/6/2011 Review's Overall Rating: 10.0
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Miles Driven 1500
Driving Condition Mostly Highway
Driving Style (not specified)
Comments I like these tire so far. Good comfort and handling. I hope they do well in the snow and ice.
Comfort Category
Noise 10.0
Ride 10.0
Tread-wear 10.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 10.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Date: 5/24/2017 Review's Overall Rating: 10.0
2013 BMW 135is Base
Miles Driven 25000
Driving Condition Mostly Highway
Driving Style Fast
Comments
Comfort Category
Noise 10.0
Ride 10.0
Tread-wear 10.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 10.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Comfort Category
DeepSnow 10.0
Ice 10.0
LightSnow 10.0
Date: 1/25/2016 Review's Overall Rating: 8.4
2012 Mini Cooper Coupe S 17" option
Miles Driven 300
Driving Condition Combined Highway / City
Driving Style Average
Comments i want to say that these run flats as performing as expected, i am unable to rate snow traction due to the fact i do not take my mini cooper/coupe out in the snow.
Comfort Category
Noise 8.0
Ride 8.0
Tread-wear 8.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 8.0
WetTraction 8.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 8.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Comfort Category
LightSnow 8.0