Hankook tyres are now original equipment on BMW 3 Series

by chris sanders on 19th April 2012

April 16th 2012 and Hankook are proud to announce that they are now an original equipment supplier for the new BMW 3-Series.

BMW will be fitting the new S1 Evo2 and other Hankook tyres to their 3 Series range from Spring 2012. Hankook now produce original equipment tyres for the 1 Series, 3 Series & Mini. The 3 Series will initially be fitted with tyre size 205/60WR16 to petrol & diesel models from the 316-320 versions.

Hankook are the seventh largest tyre manufacturer and must be the fastest growing, they are now producing original equipment tyres for BMW, Audi, Ford & Toyota. Hankook tyres are still relatively unknown in the public domain but this is due to change and their partnership with BMW will certainly help build awareness. Some of our customers still seem to think that Hankook are a budget tyre but this is far from true. BMW carry out an intensive selection process when choosing an O.E tyre and Hankook convinced the BMW engineers that their tyres offer superb driving dynamics as well as comfort, wet grip and rolling resistance. By choosing Hankook tyres you are fitting a premium product but only having to pay mid-range prices – happy days!

The BMW 3-Series offers a perfect blend of sporty driving dynamics and driving comfort. With the Hankook S1 evo2 they have produced a modern high performance tyre which matches the driving dynamics of the 3-series perfectly, whilst offering unparalleled safety and environmental considerations.

Currently 45 engineers work at Hankook’s technology centre in Hanover, Germany and this is where the BMW tyres were developed and tested. The tyres are currently being produced at Hankook’s high tech plant in South Korea, although this production will no doubt move to their new Hungarian factory in the near future.

For more information on Hankook tyres please get in touch with our partner, Tyremen.

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