Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Run Flat

3.6

(37) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $123.98 to $540.79

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205/45R17 (BMW) (BSW) 142537 140-A-A84 V
$204.22

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205/45R17 (BMW) (BSW) 142554 140-A-A84 W
$248.26

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205/45R17 (Mazda MX-5) (BSW) 068621 140-A-A84 W
$295.99
225/45R17 (BSW) 005237 140-A-A91 V
$272.65

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225/45R17 (BMW Z4Roadster) (BSW) 119415 140-A-A91 W
$273.21

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235/45R17XL (Mercedes) (BSW) 135635 140-A-A94 W
$266.81

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255/40R17 (Mercedes) (BSW) 135652 140-A-A94 W
$356.72
205/40R18 (Mini Cooper) (BSW) 096535 140-A-A82 W
$363.46
215/40R18 (BMW 1 Series) (BSW) 118414 140-A-A85 Y
$357.99
225/40R18 (BMW Z4 & 3 Series) (BSW) 119431 140-A-A88 W
$373.99
225/40R18XL (BSW) 001858 140-A-A92 W
$382.99
225/40RF18 (BSW) 003827 140-A-A88 W
$373.99
225/40RF18 (BSW) 001579 140-A-A88 W
$313.99

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245/35R18 (BMW 1 Series) (BSW) 118431 140-A-A88 Y
$433.99
245/40R18 (BMW 5-Series) (BSW) 065918 140-A-A93 Y
$123.98

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245/40R18 (BMW 04 5-Series) (BSW) 034077 140-A-A93 W
$373.65

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245/45R18 (BMW 04 6-Series) (BSW) 034094 140-A-A96 W
$409.99
245/45ZR18 (Ferrari 05 612 Scaglietti) (BSW) 048867 140-A-A96 Y
$355.16

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255/35RF18 (BSW) 001580 140-A-A90 W
$323.69

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255/35RF18 (BSW) 003828 140-A-A90 W
$450.99
255/35R18 (BMW Z4 & 3 Series) (BSW) 119458 140-A-A90 W
$455.99
255/40R18 (Mercedes) (BSW) 071800B 140-A-A95 Y
$370.80

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275/35R18 (BMW 5-Series) (BSW) 065952 140-A-A95 Y
$504.99
275/35R18 (BMW 5 Series) (BSW) 069352 140-A-A95 W
$504.99

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275/40R18 (BMW 04 6-Series) (BSW) 034111 140-A-A99 W
$494.99
285/35R18 (Mercedes) (BSW) 071817B 140-A-A97 Y
$440.10

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225/35R19XL (BMW 3-Series) (BSW) 094903 140-A-A88 Y
$433.99
245/40ZR19 (BSW) 144968 140-A-A94 Y
$521.99

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245/40R19 (BMW 04 6-Series F) (BSW) 034128 140-A-A94 W
$525.99
245/40R19 (Ferrari 612 Scaglietti) (BSW) 069420 140-A-A94 Y
$447.96

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255/30R19XL (BMW 3-Series) (BSW) 094920 140-A-A91 Y
$477.99
275/35R19 (BMW 04 6-SeriesR) (BSW) 034145 140-A-A96 W
$525.99
285/40ZR19 (Ferrari 05 612 Scaglietti) (BSW) 048884 140-A-A103 Y
$411.09

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285/40ZR19 (BSW) 144985 140-A-A103 Y
$540.79

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245/35R20XL (BSW) 000537 140-A-A95 Y
$454.99
245/35R20 (Ferrari 599 GTB) (BSW) 106684 140-A-A91 Y
$503.29
275/30R20XL (BSW) 000539 140-A-A97 Y
$536.99
305/35R20 (Ferrari 599 GTB) (BSW) 106701 140-A-A104 Y
$455.35

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Original equipment on many high-performance vehicles, the Potenza RE050 is built for the pleasure of driving. This tire comes loaded with race-proven technology: UNI-T for outstanding wet and dry traction, a tread pattern that promotes rapid water evacuation, variable dimensions in the tread blocks, and the smoother shape to reduce road noise. An asymmetrical pattern in the RE050A tread increases surface contact to enhance acceleration and cornering. Put this Potenza through its paces and discover what ultra-high performance really means.

Overall 

3.6

Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Run Flat
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Dry
(4.1)
Wet
(3.5)
Snow
(1.2)
Handling
(3.5)
Comfort
(2.6)
Noise
(2.6)
Treadwear
(2.1)
Overall:
3.8
Dry
4.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
1.0

I drove very moderately for the first 6 months of these tires. They wore fine. After that I put it in sport s+ trac off all the time after that. I ate these tires up so fast. I got around 25,000km. Half granny driving and half ‘breaking traction on all 4 tires’ driving. That’s all they lasted. I had no real issues with these tires. They were grippy in the dry and decent to good in the rain. Mind you I’m AWD. I would not buy these again because they wear so fast and they’re not cheap.

Size: 255/35R18

Vehicle: 2014 Lexus IS350 4 Dr Sedan F Sport with 25000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 11/6/2019 and is a Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)

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Overall:
4.7
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
1.0

Two summer seasons mostly on highway plus 6 lapping days. Total driven: ~16,000 km. The result: 1) extremely short lifespan - the thread is gone on all 4 tires, hate them for that; 2) both rears were flat (one last summer - fixed, one couple weeks ago - couldn't be fixed), could be just a lot of construction going on in Vancouver BC; 3) sticky tires dry and wet, beating any rear wheel car in the corners, love them for that; 4) noise: I don't care about that; if I wanted a nice 'noise' I would get a large sedan and listen to music while driving; 5) would not buy them again: a) because they are too heavy due to being a RFT, and b) because of short lifespan which combined with highest price makes them non desirable and c) there are other non RFT as good or better tires out there for the similar price.

Size: 215/40R18

Vehicle: 2012 BMW 135i 2 Dr Coupe Base with 16000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 5/14/2016 and is a Extreme (Racetrack style racing)

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