The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd has announced that Mercedes-AMG has selected its ADVAN Sport V107 tires as original equipment for the new GLS 63 4MATIC+ cars. Yokohama Rubber began supplying the tires in October 2019 in two sizes: 285/45ZR22 114Y size front tires and 325/40ZR22 114Y size rear tires.
The «ADVAN Sport V107» is a high-performance tire developed by Yokohama Rubber primarily for use on high-power premium cars. It improves upon the already excellent driving performance necessary for premium cars, while maintaining the superior comfort and safety of the V105. The tires were jointly developed with Mercedes-AMG and bear the automaker’s «MO1» mark of approval on the tire sidewall.
Within the framework of it medium-term management plan Grand Design 2020 (GD2020), Yokohama Rubber is positioning its presence in the premium class tire market segment as the main direction of its business development. One of the specific strategies for achieving this goal is «premium-class tire strategy» aimed at strengthening Yokohama’s positions as the supplier of OE tires for luxury cars both in Japan and overseas.
We will emphasize that the first information about the release of the ADVAN Sport V107 model was out still in the summer of 2018. The information about this model being homologated by Mercedes-AMG is drawing closer the moment of the new summer model from Yokohama appearing on the aftermarket because when V105 was released, the tire maker acted according to the same scenario.