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The Yokohama Advan Sport V105 has been selected as original equipment for Mercedes-Benz SLK-class two-seater roadstar models produced by Daimler AG of Germany.

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. will supply the Sport V105 in six sizes to the SLK, which has been sold around the world since its European debut in March 2011. It is the seventh Mercedes-Benz series to be factory-equipped with Yokohama tires. The other six are the CL 63 AMG, CL 65 AMG, ML-class AMG, C-class, C-class AMG and CLS.

The Advan Sport V105 was developed jointly by Yokohama and Daimler, and the "MO" mark on the side of each tire signifies approval by Daimler. The new tires deliver all the high-speed stability of the Advan Sport V103, on which the V105 is based.

Wet and dry handling and braking performance have been further improved, and a quiet ride and high level of comfort are finely balanced.

As part of Yokohama's policy toward developing environmentally sound products, the tires also exhibit both improved wear resistance and reduced rolling resistance. The mark of Yokohama Rubber's new eco tire BluEarth is on each sidewall.

The Advan Sport V105 is the successor to the Advan Sport V103, and will be fitted first as original equipment. It then will be introduced into replacement markets around the world. The number of available sizes will be extended from the beginning of 2012 accordingly.

Advan is Yokohama's flagship brand. For more information on Advan and other Yokohama performance car tires, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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