TURANZA EL42 RUN FLAT

Standard Touring All-Season

Overall Rating (9.7)


A Grand Touring All-Season tire designed for sports sedans, sports coupes and selected SUVs. The Bridgestone Turanza EL42 is was developed to blend some of the looks and handling of a performance tire with the low noise and ride comfort associated with a passenger tire, as well as provide year round traction, even in light snow.

Features a symmetric tread design with lateral and circumferential tread grooves aligned to evacuate water out from under the tire's footprint to enhance wet traction and reduce hydroplaning.
The rectangular tread blocks are siped to provide additional snow biting edges and are combined with an all-season tread compound to provide traction on dry, wet and light snow-covered roads.

Features twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon to stabilize the tread area and enhance treadwear, handling and high-speed capability.
The Turanza EL42 features a polyester cord body to provide a smooth ride.

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 9.0
Ride 8.0
Tread-wear 10.0
DRY
Cornering Stability 10.0
Dry Traction 10.0
Steering Response 10.0
WET
Hydro-planing 10.0
Wet Traction 10.0
Winter/Snow
Deep Snow 10.0
Ice 10.0
Light Snow 10.0

Independent Tire Reviews By Customers

Date: 5/12/2012 Review's Overall Rating: 10.0
2009 BMW 335i xDrive Base
Miles Driven 8200
Driving Condition Mostly City
Driving Style (not specified)
Comments They are great tires, so far so good.
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: 2/6/2014 Review's Overall Rating: 9.5
2008 BMW 328xi Base
Miles Driven 200
Driving Condition Mostly City
Driving Style (not specified)
Comments While I have only driven a few miles on my new tires, these are the same tires that came on my car when I bought it new. I had over 45,000 miles on them. My only complaint is that they ride a little rough and are a little bit noisy, but something clearly draws me towards these tires considering this is my second go-around with them.
Comfort Category
Noise 8.0
Ride 6.0
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