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Bridgestone run-flats chosen as OE for 2006 BMW 3 Series

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Bridgestone Corp., parent company of Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. and Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT), will be supplying both all-season Bridgestone brand Turanza EL42 run-flat tires and summer Bridgestone brand Potenza RE050A run-flat tires as original equipment for the 2006 BMW 3 Series performance sedan.

The OE BMW 3 Series' size and placement fitments will include:

* all-season Turanza EL42 tires in size 205/55R16 91H;

* all-season Turanza EL42 tires in size 225/45R17 91H;

* summer Potenza RE050AI tires in size 225/45R17 91V;

* summer Potenza RE050AI tires in size 225/45R17 91V -– front, with summer Potenza RE050AI tires in size 255/40R17 94V on the rear; and

* summer Potenza RE050A tires in size 225/40R18 88W -– front, with summer Potenza RE050A tires in size 255/35R18 90W, rear.

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