2015 BMW M3 / M4 wearing MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport Tires at Road America
GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 17, 2014) - BMW has chosen Michelin as the exclusive tire provider on its new M3 and M4, keeping alive a continuous string of Michelin fitments on the M3 since its introduction nearly 30 years ago. Maintaining its very exacting performance standards, BMW selected the MICHELIN® Pilot® Super Sport tire for its 2015 BMW M3 and M4.
First introduced in 1985, the 2015 M3 represents the fifth generation of the iconic sportscar; Michelin has been chosen by BMW to develop tires for every generation since. The Pilot Super Sport ensures that the BMW M3 and M4 provides the precise steering and feeling that drivers demand, both on road and on track.
“This is an incredible car and tire combination that delivers real racecar levels of performance, an engaging connection to the driving experience and still offers a comfortable ride as your daily driver,” said Oscar Pereda, director of ultra-high performance, Michelin North America.
The depth of the relationship between BMW M and Michelin is reflected by the evolution of the M3 and the evolution of the Michelin Pilot tire over the past 30 years From the Pilot SX MXX2 and MXX3, to the first Pilot Sport and PS2, and now the new Pilot Super Sport. Over that same time, BMW M and Michelin have jointly won championships in Formula 1, the 24 hours of Le Mans, the 24 hours of the Nurburgring. Today, BMW and Michelin are currently leading the GT Le Mans class of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
Evolution of BMW M3 and Michelin Pilot Tires
Chassis Model Years Michelin Tire
E30 1985-1991 Pilot® SX MXX2 and Pilot® SX MXX3
E36 1992-1999 Pilot® Sport
E46 2000-2006 Pilot® Sport PS2 and Pilot® Sport Cup
E9X 2007-2013 Pilot® Sport PS2 and Pilot® Sport Cup
F80 2014 - Pilot® Super Sport
For the tires that equip its vehicles, BMW is constantly seeking the right combination of sport performance, exceptional grip and the ability to be used every day, which implies a certain level of driving comfort and long-lasting tires.
Engineers from Michelin and BMW M GmbH worked together to develop the tire to optimize the vehicle both on the street and the track. This required nine joint test sessions at five tracks and more than 3,800 prototype tires before arriving at the perfect combination.
Tire Sizes For the M3 and M4:
255/40 ZR18 (95Y) TL Pilot Super Sport *
275/40 ZR18 (99Y) TL Pilot Super Sport *
255/35 ZR19 (92Y) TL Pilot Super Sport *
275/35 ZR19 (100Y) XLTL Pilot Super Sport *
*The star is a special marking displayed on Michelin tires to indicate that they were specifically designed for BMW vehicles.
For More Information Contact:
Brian Remsberg, Michelin North America – 864-458-5908 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.