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Bridgestone Launches DriveGuard Plus: Next-Gen Premium Touring Tire With Run-Flat Technology

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Bridgestone DriveGuard. PHOTO Bridgestone

Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of the all-new Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus premium touring tire, designed to deliver a comfortable ride backed by the security of an extended mobility promise.

In addition to best-in-class run-flat technology, the DriveGuard Plus offers improvements in wet and winter performance for all-season reliability. 

“When we were designing the next generation of the Bridgestone DriveGuard tire, our goal was to produce a run-flat tire that significantly reduces the trade-offs that consumers may expect,” said Mirella Cielo, President, Consumer Replacement Tire Sales & Marketing, Bridgestone Americas. “The DriveGuard Plus is an important step toward providing more drivers with extended mobility to help improve their journey.”

Backed by limited warranty

The Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus tire is backed by a 65,000-mile (104,585 km) limited warranty, and its run-flat technology ensures vehicles can continue up to 50 miles (80.45 km) at up to 50 miles per hour (80.47 km per hour) after a puncture. Featuring 3D full-depth sipe technology, the DriveGuard Plus tire is engineered to perform year-round with improved performance in wet and winter conditions. The tire’s asymmetric tread pattern and inboard rib design provide confident handling and a quiet ride to maximize driver safety without sacrificing the comfort that accompanies a Bridgestone premium touring tire.

Key performance advancements offered by the Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus tire include:

  • 12% improvement in corner hydroplane resistance when new
  • 8% improvement in corner hydroplane resistance when worn
  • 40-feet-shorter (131.2336 metres) stopping in snow    
  • 5% better acceleration than the competitor 

For popular sedans, crossovers

The new DriveGuard Plus replacement tire line is designed for popular sedans and crossovers, including the Audi Q3, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti Q50, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Mercedes-Benz GLA/GLB crossovers. Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus tires are available now at all Bridgestone authorized tire dealers in Canada and the U.S.

The introduction of the DriveGuard Plus aligns with the Bridgestone E8 Commitment that serves as the axis to drive management while earning the trust of future generations. The “Bridgestone E8 Commitment” consists of 8 Bridgestone-like values starting with the letter “E” (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) that Bridgestone has committed to creating together with employees, society, partners and customers to realize a sustainable society. By developing tires optimized for safety and peace of mind, the Bridgestone Group is delivering its “Extension” commitment.

For more company news, visit BridgestoneAmericas.com.

 

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