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Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

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Manufacturer's description

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 gives drivers exceptional control and safety even in challenging conditions. With Blizzak LM005, drivers can experience optimum performance in the wet, snow and on ice.

Bridgestone has developed the Blizzak LM005 to bring drivers peace of mind and convenience. Drawing on research of 20,000 drivers across Europe, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was created with a strong insight into the expectations and real challenges they face to offer them outstanding control and safety in all winter conditions, especially on snow and ice.

  • Reduced Stopping Distance On Snow & Ice (Combination of 2D sipes in the center and 3D sipes in the shoulder area of the tread pattern provide excellent braking performance for reduced stopping distance on snow and ice covered roads);
  • Enhanced Snow Traction (Zig-zag grooves with angular edges improve grip between snow in grooves and snow on road);
  • Best In Class Wet Grip And Braking (New nano-selective compound mixing technology allows better silica dispersion in Nano Pro-tech compound, delivering best in class wet braking and cornering performances1, tested by TUV, in addition to EU label "A" in wet grip).

Notable Features

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is a European-type non-studded winter tire meant to give drivers confidence, as well as ensure excellent handling and safety even in the most challenging road conditions. A new product engineered for the winter season 2019/2020.

Apparently, Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is coming to replace the Blizzak LM001 Evo model, even though the tire maker itself is not giving any specifics on that, only saying that «Bridgestone Blizzak LM005’s performance is the result of the latest in tire engineering, with a state-of-the-art synergy between compound materials and tread design enhancing the grip on the road’s surface». Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Evo / Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 Drawing on research of 20 000 drivers across Europe, the new model was created with a strong insight into the expectations and real challenges they face to offer them outstanding control and safety in all winter conditions, especially on snow and ice. A close-up of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 tread pattern

Rubber compound

Blizzak LM 005 is made from Bridgestone’s Nano Pro-tech compound, which has a high silica content meant to enhance the tire’s performance on wet and snowy roads. The silica enables the tire to stay soft even at very low temperatures, which ensures maximum traction. The use of Bridgestone’s new nano-selective compound mixing technology to improve the tire’s silica dispersion combines with its robust compound behavior to give the Blizzak LM005 a fully consistent performance across all winter conditions. Braking on ice

The tread pattern

The tread pattern of LM005 is very similar to that of LM001, engineered to take on all wintery conditions. A large amount of lateral grooves on shoulder area enhances the tire’s grip on snow and ice and optimizes the contact pressure of the tire’s shoulder blocks when braking. Parallel to that — says the technical expert of Shina. Guide — an increased void in the center area of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 tread pattern helps to improve water drainage and snow trapping. The zig-zag groove pattern improves the adhesion between the snow in the grooves and the snow on the road. Acceleration on snow The 2D lamella design in the center, 3D lamella design in the shoulder, and lateral grooves work together to give better grip in icy conditions. The tire’s wider sizes feature longitudinal grooves that are used to maximize water drainage.

3PMSF and M+S markings make Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 compliant with all winter legislations in Europe. Braking on snow

Presales tests of Blizzak LM005

The main competitors of the high-traction Bridgestone model are Continental WinterContact TS860, Goodyear UltraGrip 9, Michelin Alpin 6, and Pirelli Cinturato Winter, and it was these specific models that this tire maker used in the presales test of its new product. Lateral wet grip The tests were carried out by the expert group TÜV SÜD on the request of Bridgestone in October-November 2018 at ATP Papenburg (Germany) for dry & wet asphalt, as well as for the noise emission and riding comfort (laboratory tests), and by Arctic Falls in Sweden for snow and ice tests, with VW Golf 1.6 VII, on tire size 195/65 R15. Test Report No. 713139853–03.

As it is easy to guess, Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 exceeded the performance of the competitors in all of the tests carried out by the expert group. These are snow braking (40–5 km/h), ice braking (20-5km/h), wet braking (80–20 km/h), and dry braking (100–0 km/h), as well as snow traction (10–35 km/h), and lateral stability in the wet. Dry braking We will note at this point, however, that, in all of the disciplines, Blizzak LM005 won by a narrow margin, and, if the tests are to be repeated at other speeds, there is a large chance that this model will not be able to prove its supremacy. We will get more representative results when the first independent winter tests are carried out.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
Car Type
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 "
155 / 165 / 175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 295 / 315 mm
Aspect Ratio
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... W (max 168 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Load range Sidewall styling
R14 155/65 R14 79T 155/65 R14 79T
R14 165/65 R14 79T 165/65 R14 79T
R14 165/70 R14 85T 165/70 R14 85T
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T
R14 175/70 R14 84T 175/70 R14 84T
R14 175/70 R14 88T 175/70 R14 88T
R14 185/60 R14 82T 185/60 R14 82T
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T
R15 165/65 R15 81T 165/65 R15 81T
R15 175/65 R15 88T 175/65 R15 88T
R15 185/55 R15 82T 185/55 R15 82T
R15 185/55 R15 86H 185/55 R15 86H
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T
R15 185/60 R15 88T 185/60 R15 88T
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T
R15 185/65 R15 92T 185/65 R15 92T
R15 195/55 R15 85H 195/55 R15 85H
R15 195/60 R15 88H 195/60 R15 88H
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T
R15 195/65 R15 95T 195/65 R15 95T
R15 205/65 R15 94H 205/65 R15 94H
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T
R15 205/70 R15 96T 205/70 R15 96T
R16 195/45 R16 84H 195/45 R16 84H
R16 195/50 R16 88H 195/50 R16 88H
R16 195/55 R16 87H 195/55 R16 87H
R16 195/55 R16 91H 195/55 R16 91H
R16 195/60 R16 89H 195/60 R16 89H
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T
R16 205/55 R16 94H 205/55 R16 94H
R16 205/55 R16 94V 205/55 R16 94V
R16 205/60 R16 92H 205/60 R16 92H
R16 205/60 R16 96H 205/60 R16 96H
R16 215/55 R16 93H 215/55 R16 93H
R16 215/55 R16 97H 215/55 R16 97H
R16 215/55 R16 97V 215/55 R16 97V
R16 215/60 R16 99H 215/60 R16 99H
R16 215/65 R16 98H 215/65 R16 98H
R16 215/65 R16 102H 215/65 R16 102H
R16 215/70 R16 100T 215/70 R16 100T
R16 245/70 R16 111T 245/70 R16 111T
R17 205/45 R17 88V 205/45 R17 88V
R17 205/50 R17 93V 205/50 R17 93V
R17 205/55 R17 95V 205/55 R17 95V
R17 205/60 R17 93H 205/60 R17 93H
R17 215/40 R17 87V 215/40 R17 87V
R17 215/45 R17 91V 215/45 R17 91V
R17 215/50 R17 95V 215/50 R17 95V
R17 215/55 R17 98H 215/55 R17 98H
R17 215/55 R17 98V 215/55 R17 98V
R17 215/60 R17 96H 215/60 R17 96H
R17 215/60 R17 100H 215/60 R17 100H
R17 215/60 R17 100V 215/60 R17 100V
R17 215/65 R17 103H 215/65 R17 103H
R17 225/45 R17 91H 225/45 R17 91H
R17 225/45 R17 94H 225/45 R17 94H
R17 225/45 R17 94V 225/45 R17 94V
R17 225/50 R17 98H 225/50 R17 98H
R17 225/50 R17 98V 225/50 R17 98V
R17 225/55 R17 97H 225/55 R17 97H
R17 225/55 R17 101V 225/55 R17 101V
R17 225/60 R17 99H 225/60 R17 99H
R17 225/60 R17 103V 225/60 R17 103V
R17 225/65 R17 102H 225/65 R17 102H
R17 225/65 R17 106H 225/65 R17 106H
R17 235/45 R17 97V 235/45 R17 97V
R17 235/55 R17 99H 235/55 R17 99H
R17 235/55 R17 103V 235/55 R17 103V
R17 235/60 R17 106H 235/60 R17 106H
R17 235/65 R17 108H 235/65 R17 108H
R17 235/65 R17 108V 235/65 R17 108V
R17 245/45 R17 99V 245/45 R17 99V
R17 245/65 R17 111H 245/65 R17 111H
R17 255/60 R17 110H 255/60 R17 110H
R17 255/65 R17 114H 255/65 R17 114H
R17 265/65 R17 116H 265/65 R17 116H
R18 215/45 R18 93V 215/45 R18 93V
R18 215/50 R18 92V 215/50 R18 92V
R18 215/55 R18 99V 215/55 R18 99V
R18 225/40 R18 92V 225/40 R18 92V
R18 225/45 R18 95V 225/45 R18 95V
R18 225/50 R18 99H 225/50 R18 99H
R18 225/50 R18 99V 225/50 R18 99V
R18 235/40 R18 95V 235/40 R18 95V
R18 235/45 R18 98V 235/45 R18 98V
R18 235/50 R18 101V 235/50 R18 101V
R18 235/55 R18 104H 235/55 R18 104H
R18 235/60 R18 107H 235/60 R18 107H
R18 235/60 R18 107V 235/60 R18 107V
R18 235/65 R18 110H 235/65 R18 110H
R18 245/40 R18 97V 245/40 R18 97V
R18 245/40 R18 97W 245/40 R18 97W
R18 245/45 R18 100V 245/45 R18 100V
R18 255/55 R18 109V 255/55 R18 109V
R18 255/60 R18 112V 255/60 R18 112V
R18 265/60 R18 114H 265/60 R18 114H
R19 205/50 R19 94H 205/50 R19 94H
R19 225/40 R19 93W 225/40 R19 93W
R19 235/50 R19 103V 235/50 R19 103V
R19 255/50 R19 107V 255/50 R19 107V
R19 265/50 R19 110V 265/50 R19 110V
R19 265/55 R19 109V 265/55 R19 109V
R19 275/40 R19 105W 275/40 R19 105W
R19 275/45 R19 108V 275/45 R19 108V
R20 195/55 R20 95H 195/55 R20 95H
R20 245/35 R20 95W 245/35 R20 95W
R20 255/35 R20 97W 255/35 R20 97W
R20 255/45 R20 105V 255/45 R20 105V
R20 255/50 R20 109V 255/50 R20 109V
R20 255/55 R20 110V 255/55 R20 110V
R20 265/45 R20 108V 265/45 R20 108V
R20 275/40 R20 106V 275/40 R20 106V
R20 275/50 R20 113V 275/50 R20 113V
R20 315/35 R20 110V 315/35 R20 110V
R21 275/45 R21 110V 275/45 R21 110V
R21 295/35 R21 107V 295/35 R21 107V

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