Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT Sizes & review

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The Potenza S001 RFT (Run-Flat Tire) is Bridgestone’s Max Performance Summer self-supporting run-flat tire developed as Original Equipment exclusively for BMW 3 Series sedans beginning with 2012 model year F30 chassis vehicles. Designed to provide temporary extended mobility for a distance of 50 miles at up to 50 mph even after a puncture has allowed complete air pressure loss, the Potenza S001 RFT also delivers sports performance in dry and wet conditions. However, like all summer tires, they are not intended to be driven in near freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

Potenza S001 RFT tires feature an asymmetric design combining a large outboard shoulder, interlocking tread blocks and a central circumferential rib to enhance dry road steering response, high-speed stability and cornering precision. Notches in the shoulders expel water to the sides while high-angle lateral grooves in the intermediate ribs pump water into the wide circumferential grooves to help resist hydroplaning.

The tire’s internal structure features a lightweight belt package consisting of twin steel belts supported by a spirally wrapped aramid/nylon cord reinforcement that reduces rolling resistance, enhances ride quality and ensures high-speed durability. The internal structure of the Potenza S001 RFT also features Bridgestone Side Support Run-Flat technology reinforced sidewalls to temporarily support the vehicle after a puncture causes a loss of air pressure.

Install Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT tires in sets of four only.

Due to the traction and handling capabilities of the Potenza S001 RFT, Bridgestone recommends they be used in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance. Potenza S001 RFT tires may NOT be mixed with other tire models, such as the Potenza RE050 RFT, Potenza RE050A RFT, Potenza RE050A I RFT or Potenza RE050A II RFT.

Though they cannot be labeled as run-flat tires, tires branded with MOExtended or MOE on their sidewalls offer run-flat-like characteristics by delivering limited temporary extended mobility after a puncture results in complete loss of air pressure. Because MOExtended or MOE tires do not have the same speed and distance endurance of conventional run-flat tires, they should not be substituted in any situation where a conventional run-flat tire is required. To confirm what your vehicle needs, check our Original Equipment tire listing for your year, make and model or see your vehicle owner’s manual.

Select Your Tire Size

205/50R17
245/40R17

225/45R18
245/50R18

225/40R19

245/40R20

SIZEUTQGMAX.
LOAD
Max. Inflation PressureTread DepthTire WeightRim Width RangeMeas. Rim WidthSect. WidthTread WidthOverall Diam.Revs. Per Mile
205/50R17
89W
280 A A1,279 lbs51 psi9/32"24 lbs5.5-7.5"6.5"8.4"8.5"25.1"829
225/50R17
94W
280 A A1,477 lbs51 psi9/32"27 lbs6-8"7"9.2"8.5"25.9"804
225/50R17
94W
280 A A1,477 lbs51 psi9/32"27 lbs6-8"7"9.2"8.5"25.9"804
245/40R17
91W
280 A A1,356 lbs51 psi10/32"26 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"9.5"24.7"843
255/45R17
98W
280 A A1,653 lbs51 psi9/32"29 lbs8-9.5"8.5"10"9.6"26.1"799
225/40R18
92Y
280 A A1,389 lbs50 psi10/32"23 lbs7.5-9"8"9"7.7"25.1"831
225/40R18
92Y
280 A A1,389 lbs50 psi9/32"24 lbs7.5-9"8"9"7.9"25.1"831
225/40R18
88Y
280 A A1,235 lbs51 psi10/32"23 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"8.7"25.1"831
225/45R18
95Y
280 A A1,521 lbs50 psi9/32"24 lbs7-8.5"7.5"8.9"6.6"25.9"803
225/45R18
91Y
280 A A1,356 lbs51 psi10/32"25 lbs7-8.5"7.5"8.9"8.2"25.9"803
245/35R18
92Y
280 A A1,389 lbs50 psi10/32"26 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.7"8.9"24.8"841
245/35R18
88Y
280 A A1,235 lbs51 psi10/32"25 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8.9"24.8"841
245/40R18
97Y
280 A A1,609 lbs50 psi9/32"25 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8.1"25.7"810
245/50R18
100Y
280 A A1,764 lbs51 psi9/32"33 lbs7-8.5"7.5"9.9"8.3"27.7"753
255/40R18
95Y
280 A A1,521 lbs51 psi10/32"30 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"10"26"801
255/40R18
99Y
280 A A1,709 lbs50 psi10/32"29 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"92"26"801
285/35R18
97Y

SL


Mercedes, MOExtended Mobility


280 A A1,609 lbs51 psi10/32"32 lbs9.5-11"10"11.4"11"25.9"805
225/35R19
88Y

XL


Star RSC MINI, Run Flat


280 A A1,235 lbs50 psi9/32"21 lbs7.5-9"8"9"8.1"25.2"825
225/40R19
89Y

SL


Star RSC BMW, Run Flat


280 A A1,279 lbs51 psi10/32"25 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.8"26.1"798
225/40R19
89Y

SL


AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat


280 A A1,279 lbs51 psi11/32"24 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.8"26.1"798
225/40R19
93Y

XL


Star RSC BMW, Run Flat


280 A A1,433 lbs50 psi10/32"25 lbs7.5-9"8"9"8"26.1"798
225/45R19
92W

SL


Star RSC BMW, Run Flat


280 A A1,389 lbs51 psi9/32"27 lbs7-8.5"7.5"8.9"7.3"27"772
245/45R19
102Y

XL


Mercedes, MOExtended Mobility


280 A A1,874 lbs50 psi9/32"32 lbs7.5-9" 9.6"7.5"  
245/45R19
98Y

SL


Star RSC BMW, Run Flat


280 A A1,653 lbs51 psi9/32"28 lbs7.5-9"8"9.5"8"27.7"753
255/35R19
96Y

XL


Star RSC BMW, Run Flat


280 A A1,565 lbs50 psi10/32"28 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"9.4"26"800
255/35R19
96Y

XL


Mercedes, MOExtended Mobility


280 A A1,565 lbs50 psi10/32"27 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"9.6"26"801
255/35R19
92Y

SL


AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat


280 A A1,389 lbs51 psi11/32"28 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"9.1"26"801
255/35R19
92Y

SL


Star RSC BMW, Run Flat


280 A A1,389 lbs51 psi10/32"28 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"9.5"26"801
275/40R19
101Y

SL


Mercedes, MOExtended Mobility


280 A A1,819 lbs51 psi9/32"33 lbs9-11" 10.9"8.4"  
275/40R19
101Y

SL


Star RSC BMW, Run Flat


280 A A1,819 lbs51 psi9/32"33 lbs9-11"9.5"10.9"9.5"27.7"753
285/30R19
98Y

XL


Mercedes, MOExtended Mobility


280 A A1,653 lbs50 psi10/32"27 lbs9.5-10.5"10"11.4"10.5"25.7"811
245/40R20
99Y

XL


Star RSC BMW, Run Flat


280 A A1,709 lbs50 psi9/32"27 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.7"8.2"27.7"751
275/35R20
102Y

XL


Star RSC BMW, Run Flat


280 A A1,874 lbs50 psi10/32"31 lbs9-11"9.5"10.9"9.8"27.6"756

3 COMMENTS

  1. These were OEM tires on my 340i when delivered. I’ve had max performance non-runflat summer tires on cars for 15 years, always Michelin Pilot Sport variants on BMW 3ers, 5ers and M3, and the Bridgestone S001 RFTs are without question the worst tires I’ve ever owned. Noisey, uncompliant, poor turn-in, average traction. Cannot overstate how noisey these tires are with only a little wear. Replacing them with Michelin PS4S even though the Bridgestones have plenty of wear remaining.

  2. Are far as performance goes these tires are awesome. As far as tread life, these tires are awful. The great performance of the tire does not out weigh the bad tread life. The front tires were bald way beyond the wear bar at 15k miles. I was not initially monitoring my tire tread since the car had so few miles, then one day happened to glance at front tires and realized they were completely worn down. I thought at first the front alignment must be off, how could tires wear this fast. So I had alignment checked and it was fine, the tire is the culprit. Not to mention I drive highway 90% of the time and do not drive aggressive. If I am to replace with same tires they will be bald again when the lease is up and I will have to buy another set of tires… which would be 3 sets of tires in 36k miles. This is absolutely ridiculous.

  3. Came standard on my car, not Impressed. These tires do not inspire a lot of confidence, and don’t communicate well through the steering nor through noise. I’ve worn these almost to the ware bars in under 10k miles. These tires are fairly loud but not intolerable. Limits are reasonable for a tire of this kind but the lack of communication makes it hard to explore these limits safely. Had the opportunity to “test” these tires in the snow and they were manageable. Much better tires available at this price-point.

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