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Ultra-high performance from Bridgestone POTENZA RE050A1

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Below are Potenza RE050A1 tyre reviews and ratings
Rated 7.8 out of 10 based on 43 customer reviews.
Grip in the dry 9
Grip in the wet 8
Steering responsiveness 9
Cornering Stability 9
Resistance to Aquaplaning 8
Tread wear versus mileage 8
Ride comfort and smoothness 8
Noise level 8
Quality versus price 8
General appearance / tread pattern 9

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9

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 320D SE TOURING AUTO)

9/10

Better than Pirelli tyres I had before for noise level

Could be a bit cheaper

Driving Style: Conservative
Conditions: Mainly Town
Annual Mileage: 13000

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9

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 120I M SPORT AUTO)

9/10

I know that these tyres work properly as I have had them before.

Nothing apart from the run flats are a little harsh ride wise.

Driving Style: Average
Conditions: Mainly Town
Annual Mileage: 5000

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9

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 3Series)

9/10

New tyres so everything feels great. Hopefully they’ll last.

Low profile run flat tyres are not as economical or soft as normal tyres so they are a compromise

Driving Style: Average
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 6000

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10

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 320D ES)

10/10

Average price for run-flats I would think.

The tyre's tend to wear on the edges as the ones I replaced had a good few miles in them in the middle. Maybe my cornering could be less aggressive so have adjusted my driving accordingly.

Driving Style: Spirited
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 5000

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9

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW Z4)

9/10

Replaced two front tyres on my 6-year-old Z4 with Bridgestone Potenza, as these were on the car when I bought it from new. The front driver's side was original, with 54,700 miles on and the other (replaced at 17,000 miles due to a screw in it) had done 37,000 miles. I wanted to replace both before a long road trip as they were getting worn. For me, the durability and long life of these run flats is excellent. According to the tyre fitter, the older tyre was in better condition than the younger one, despite some signs of cracking due to its age. I also recently had to replace one of the rear tyres due to a puncture...the tyre had part of a house key embedded in it. I was able to drive the 20 or so miles to the dealer to get the tyre replaced - so run flats do work!

Nothing - they do the job!

Driving Style: Conservative
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 9000

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8

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 320)

8/10

My first experience of run flat tyres,good levels of grip,firmish ride and a reasonable life span.

A bit pricey which seems to be the norm for run flats,competitively priced though.

Driving Style: Average
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 10000

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8

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 3 Series)

8/10

The Bridgestone tyres themselves appear to do the job well and I am pleased with them in almost every aspect. Only time will tell if they wear at the same rate as the tyres I have always bought to date for it and I won't be in a position to compare mileage until I require new ones.

I have always to date bought W Tyres, but on this occasion I opted to buy Y Tyres. As a result I find the ride is far harder than previously and therefore I will look o try V tyres next time to enable me a full comparison.

Driving Style: Average
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 8000

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10

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW Z4)

10/10

They are same tyres as those on the car when purchased and I was happy to keep to them

Nothing apart from earlier than expected replacement at 28000 miles

Driving Style: Average
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 8000

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8

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (Bmw 320d)

8/10

The dry grip in the corners is excellent and very predictable, stopping power is great. Wear in also very consistent and last set I had got over 20k Miles.

As with any runflat, ride is a little harsh but that’s in nature of run flats. Also, as with any rear wheel drive car, the rear will let go without warning in the wet if you are too heavy footed in corners. Not necessarily the fault of the tyres, but the rubber is quite hard so could be contributing to lower wet grip.

Driving Style: Spirited
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 20000

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10

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 320i)

10/10

Excellent tyres for my car

The price

Driving Style: Average
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 10000

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7

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW Z4 3.0SI COUPE)

7/10

Price, all seemed good, had paid a lot more previously

Handling

Driving Style: Spirited
Conditions: Mainly Town
Annual Mileage: 10

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10

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 330)

10/10

Great service at National Watford per Paul Quelch, thank you

they are firm as RF

Driving Style: Conservative
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 4000

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9

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (Dc05bwb Bmw)

9/10

Price,look and reveiws

Nothing

Driving Style: Conservative
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 7000

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1

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 320d)

1/10

They went flat within 10 months of purchase

None so far.

Driving Style: Average
Conditions: Motorway/Town
Annual Mileage: 8000

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70 people found this review helpful


7

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 320D M SPORT 181)

7/10

None so far.

i Feel they wear quicker than other premium brand tyres

Driving Style: conservative
Conditions: motorway
Annual Mileage: 250000

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2 people found this review helpful


9

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 320d Touring)

9/10

Too early to comment on tread wear v mileage. Excellent value for money especially though National Tyres internet deal

None so far.

Driving Style: conservative
Conditions: motorway/town
Annual Mileage: 10000

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10

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 116D SPORT AUTO)

10/10

I've tried other manufacture tyres whom do not meet the quality deserved

No issues

Driving Style: average
Conditions: town
Annual Mileage: 8000

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8

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 320D SE 181)

8/10

good value for a premium brand

noisy

Driving Style: spirited
Conditions: town
Annual Mileage: 6000

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9

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 318I M SPORT BUS EDITION)

9/10

good price and service

None so far.

Driving Style: average
Conditions: motorway/town
Annual Mileage: 4000

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2

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 1 Series)

2/10

Absolutely nothing!

Had 2 of these tyres fitted to the car. 3,600 miles later they've completely gone to slicks which caught me by surprise. Nothing wrong with the vehicle. Sent back to Bridgestone only for them to blame the car and the driving style of my wife who goes to work and back 10 miles away. 4 months these tyres lasted and at £220 each, rip off!! Much better tyres on the market for cheaper, I'd recommend the Goodyear Eagle F1's over these, got them for £90 cheaper too.

Driving Style: conservative
Conditions: motorway/town
Annual Mileage: 12000

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8 people found this review helpful


10

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 320I SE)

10/10

They are no wearing as quickly as the original Continentals.

Nothing.

Driving Style: average
Conditions: town
Annual Mileage: 6000

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3 people found this review helpful


10

Potenza RE050A1 reviewed by
on (BMW 116i)

10/10

No further comment

Nothing

Driving Style: average
Conditions: motorway/town
Annual Mileage: 6000

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