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Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RFT

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Value, average: 27

Key Facts

  • Official web page: unknown
  • Run-flat model
    Original tire model: Bridgestone / Potenza RE050
  • Available Sizes in Line: 28
  • Original Equipment (OE) tires for:
    • • BMW 3 Series V (E90/E91/E92/E93) LCI [2008 .. 2013]
    • • BMW 6 Series II (E63/E64) [2003 .. 2007]
    • • BMW 6 Series II (E63/E64) Facelift [2007 .. 2010]
    • • BMW Z4 I (E85/E86) Facelift [2006 .. 2008]
    • • BMW Z4 I (E85) [2002 .. 2005]
    • • Maserati
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Regions for sale: North America, Central & South America, Europe, Russia+, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, South Africa, Oceania
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We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RFT. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– The drivers appreciated the tire’s pattern which displaced a large amount of water to aid in hydroplaning resistance.
– Many owners mentioned that these tires delivered good traction and cornering force.
– A few users mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth and quiet ride of this tire.

Reasons not to buy

– Some purchasers complained that the tires didn't last long and that the tread wear was rather quick.
– Several buyers claimed they were bothered by the noise coming from the tire while driving.

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Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RFT Rating scores from other platforms:

Tirerack Source
3.5 out of 5
Based on:
72 customer ratings
255,500 miles driven
Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RFT


Driving enthusiasts beware: the Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RFT will have you hooked. Built with a smooth shape for noise reduction, a tread that cuts the risk of hydroplaning, and run-flat technology so even a puncture won’t stop you, this tire is all about safety, comfort, and excellent handling. The Potenza RE050 RFT delivers a ride you won’t be able to resist.


  • L.L. Carbon resists cracking and tearing, improving tread wear and tire life
  • O-bead enhances comfort through a single, continuous cable in bead construction
  • Run Flat Tire keeps a vehicle traveling under control after a puncture
  • Reinforced sidewall supports vehicle even when air pressure drops
  • Summer tread design gives firm grip and better handling on wet and dry roads

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Bridgestone / Potenza RE050 RFT
Car Type
Rim Diameter
16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
205 / 215 / 225 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 305 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... Y (max 186 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Bridgestone / Potenza RE050 RFT Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Overall diameter Tire weight Tread depth Load range Sidewall styling Price
R16 225/50 R16 92W 225/50 R16 92W
R17 205/45 R17 84V 205/45 R17 84V
R17 205/50 R17 89V 205/50 R17 89V
R17 225/45 R17 91V 225/45 R17 91V
R17 225/50 R17 94W Runflat 225/50 R17 94W Runflat
R17 225/50 R17 94Y 225/50 R17 94Y
R17 245/45 R17 95W Runflat 245/45 R17 95W Runflat
R17 245/45 R17 95Y 245/45 R17 95Y
R17 245/50 R17 99W Runflat 245/50 R17 99W Runflat
R17 255/40 R17 94W 255/40 R17 94W
R17 255/45 R17 91W 255/45 R17 91W
R18 205/40 R18 82W 205/40 R18 82W
R18 215/40 R18 85Y 215/40 R18 85Y
R18 225/40 R18 88W 225/40 R18 88W
R18 245/35 R18 88Y 245/35 R18 88Y
R18 245/40 R18 93Y 245/40 R18 93Y
R18 245/45 R18 96W 245/45 R18 96W
R18 245/45 R18 96Y Runflat 245/45 R18 96Y Runflat
R18 255/35 R18 90W 255/35 R18 90W
R18 275/35 R18 95Y 275/35 R18 95Y
R18 275/40 R18 99W 275/40 R18 99W
R19 225/35 R19 88Y 225/35 R19 88Y
R19 245/40 R19 94W 245/40 R19 94W
R19 255/30 R19 91Y 255/30 R19 91Y
R19 275/35 R19 96W 275/35 R19 96W
R19 285/40 R19 103Y 285/40 R19 103Y
R20 245/35 R20 91Y 245/35 R20 91Y
R20 305/35 R20 104Y 305/35 R20 104Y

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