New Michelin tire gets luxury SUV OE fitment
Groupe Michelin's new Diamaris light truck tire will be fitted as original equipment on the upscale BMW X5 sport utility vehicle in the United States.
The V-rated tire also is a replacement option for the X5, according to John Womble, Michelin North America Inc. manager of new high-performance products. "It will fit other similar vehicles," he says.
The Diamaris comes in a front size of 255/50R19 and a back size of 285/45R19.
In addition, Michelin plans to import three sizes of its recently introduced Synchrone SUV tire: 205/80R16, which will be T-rated; plus H-rated sizes, 235/70R16 and 255/55R18. The Synchrone replaces the Michelin XPC 4x4, which will be phased out.