From this month, new BMW 5-Series models will be equipped with Hankook’s high-performance Ventus S1 evo2 tyre. After the MINI, the BMW 1-Series, and the BMW 3-Series, this is now the fourth model from the BMW Group that rolls off the factory production line on Hankook tyres
“The fact that we are now equipping high-end BMW models, confirms our position as a globally-recognised manufacturer of high performance premium tyres,” said Jin-Wook Choi, Hankook Tire president.
“The BMW 5-Series impressively combines driving performance, safety, and comfort aspects that our ultra-high-performance Ventus S1 evo² tyre is designed to enhance - without neglecting highest fuel-efficiency standards which are typical in vehicles of the BMW Group.”
“With our experience from DTM as well as our applied developmental philosophy Kontrol Technology*, we designed a high-performance tyre that delivers unparalleled driving performance, comfort, efficiency, and safety“, said Klaus Krause, head of Hankook’s European technical centre.
All tyres for the BMW Group are currently being manufactured at the company's main plant in Geumsan in South Korea. The high-tech tyre plant, which specializes in the production of ultra-high-performance tyres, was recently extended by a new production division for high-end tyres and currently has the most modern production facilities in the world.