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– A few drivers mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth and quiet ride of this tire.
– Many motorists said that these tires provided responsive handling and a crisp steering response in both wet and dry conditions.
– Many owners mentioned that these tires delivered good traction and cornering force.
– The users appreciated the very good quality and the great price.

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– Some users were disgruntled by the noise that was produced by the tire.
– A few disappointed drivers complained about the tires slipping on snow and ice.

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4.0 out of 5
Based on:
144 customer ratings
865,957 miles driven
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64.0 out of 100
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3 customer ratings
50,000 miles driven
Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS

Manufacturer's description

The new Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS is Bridgestone’s flagship tire engineered for drivers of performance and luxury vehicles who enjoy taking a curve in any weather. Engineered for premium sports cars and sedans, it is optimized for crisp handling all year round. Backed by a 80 000 km limited treadwear warranty.

  • Engineered for control, response and cornering
  • Impressive wet and dry performance
  • Precise handling and steering response
  • Delivers a thrilling ride

Notable Features

Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS is a super-wide UHP all-season tire designed for the drivers of sports coupes and high-performance sedans. The tire combines high-speed capabilities and predictable behavior in wet and dry conditions with safe operation on light snow. A model of the fall of 2017. Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS The optimized asymmetric tread pattern of the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS is designed to provide the perfect balance between the tire’s wet and dry performance, at the same time maintaining a smooth and noiseless ride. The beveled edges of the lateral grooves increase the dry braking performance, while the full-size 3D sipes prevent tread deformation.

The high density of 3D sipes serves to increase the edge effect, which automatically improves wet traction. The sipe depth makes it possible to maintain the high performance of the Potenza RE 980 AS throughout its entire tread life. Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS / Potenza RE970AS Combined into one single network, the grooves and sipes of this UHP all-season tire help to quickly evacuate water from the contact area, while the open design of the shoulder areas with a 20% increase in the void-to-tread ratio in comparison to the predecessor model Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS ensures higher hydroplaning resistance.

The polyester carcass of the Bridgestone Potenza RE 980 AS features double-ply construction and high curvature for better balance between handling response and ride comfort. The high rigidity of the Bridgestone RE980AS’s sidewalls improves the steering feedback, while the double steel breaker strip, reinforced with a layer of spiral nylon, allows the tire to tackle extra challenges posed by high-speed driving.

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Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Bridgestone / Potenza RE980AS
Car Type
All Season
Rim Diameter
16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 / 305 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
W (max 168 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Bridgestone / Potenza RE980AS Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Overall diameter Tire weight Tread depth Load range Sidewall styling Price
R16 205/55 R16 91W 205/55 R16 91W 24.9 10.0 BW
R17 205/45 R17 84W 205/45 R17 84W 24.3 10.0 BW
R17 205/50 R17 93W XL 205/50 R17 93W XL 25.1 10.0 XL BW
R17 215/45 R17 91W XL 215/45 R17 91W XL 24.7 23.0 10.0 XL BW
R17 215/50 R17 95W XL 215/50 R17 95W XL 25.5 10.0 XL BW
R17 215/55 R17 94W 215/55 R17 94W 26.3 10.0 BW
R17 225/45 R17 94W XL 225/45 R17 94W XL 25.0 24.0 10.0 XL BW
R17 225/50 R17 98W XL 225/50 R17 98W XL 25.9 26.0 10.0 XL BW
R17 225/55 R17 97W 225/55 R17 97W 26.8 10.0 BW
R17 235/45 R17 97W XL 235/45 R17 97W XL 25.4 25.0 10.0 XL BW
R17 235/55 R17 99W 235/55 R17 99W 27.2 10.0 BW
R17 245/40 R17 91W 245/40 R17 91W 24.7 10.0 BW
R17 245/45 R17 99W XL 245/45 R17 99W XL 25.7 10.0 XL BW
R18 215/40 R18 89W XL 215/40 R18 89W XL 24.8 10.0 XL BW
R18 215/45 R18 93W XL 215/45 R18 93W XL 25.6 10.0 XL BW
R18 225/40 R18 92W XL 225/40 R18 92W XL 25.1 22.0 10.0 XL BW
R18 225/45 R18 91W 225/45 R18 91W 25.9 10.0 BW
R18 225/50 R18 95W 225/50 R18 95W 26.9 10.0 BW
R18 235/40 R18 95W XL 235/40 R18 95W XL 25.4 10.0 XL BW
R18 235/45 R18 98W XL 235/45 R18 98W XL 26.3 27.0 10.0 XL BW
R18 235/50 R18 97W 235/50 R18 97W 27.3 10.0 BW
R18 245/35 R18 92W XL 245/35 R18 92W XL 24.8 10.0 XL
R18 245/40 R18 97W XL 245/40 R18 97W XL 25.7 26.0 10.0 XL BW
R18 245/45 R18 100W XL 245/45 R18 100W XL 26.7 29.0 10.0 XL BW
R18 255/35 R18 94W XL 255/35 R18 94W XL 25.0 10.0 XL BW
R18 255/40 R18 99W XL 255/40 R18 99W XL 26.0 10.0 XL BW
R18 265/35 R18 97W XL 265/35 R18 97W XL 25.3 10.0 XL BW
R18 265/40 R18 101W XL 265/40 R18 101W XL 26.3 10.0 XL BW
R18 275/35 R18 95W 275/35 R18 95W 25.6 10.0 S BW
R19 225/40 R19 93W XL 225/40 R19 93W XL 26.1 10.0 XL BW
R19 225/45 R19 96W XL 225/45 R19 96W XL 27.0 10.0 XL BW
R19 235/35 R19 91W XL 235/35 R19 91W XL 25.5 10.0 XL BW
R19 245/35 R19 93W XL 245/35 R19 93W XL 25.8 25.0 10.0 XL BW
R19 245/40 R19 98W XL 245/40 R19 98W XL 26.7 27.0 10.0 XL BW
R19 245/45 R19 98W 245/45 R19 98W 27.7 10.0 BW
R19 245/50 R19 105W XL 245/50 R19 105W XL 28.7 10.0 XL BW
R19 255/35 R19 96W XL 255/35 R19 96W XL 26.0 10.0 XL BW
R19 255/40 R19 100W XL 255/40 R19 100W XL 27.1 10.0 XL BW
R19 265/40 R19 102W XL 265/40 R19 102W XL 27.4 10.0 XL BW
R19 275/35 R19 96W 275/35 R19 96W 26.6 10.0 S BW
R19 275/40 R19 101W 275/40 R19 101W 27.7 10.0 BW
R19 285/30 R19 98W XL 285/30 R19 98W XL 25.8 10.0 XL BW
R20 245/35 R20 95W XL 245/35 R20 95W XL 26.8 10.0 XL BW
R20 245/40 R20 99W XL 245/40 R20 99W XL 27.7 10.0 XL BW
R20 245/45 R20 103W XL 245/45 R20 103W XL 28.7 31.0 10.0 XL BW
R20 255/35 R20 97W XL 255/35 R20 97W XL 27.0 10.0 XL BW
R20 255/45 R20 101W 255/45 R20 101W 29.1 10.0 BW
R20 265/35 R20 99W XL 265/35 R20 99W XL 27.3 10.0 XL BW
R20 275/35 R20 102W XL 275/35 R20 102W XL 27.6 10.0 XL BW
R20 275/40 R20 106W XL 275/40 R20 106W XL 28.7 10.0 XL BW
R20 285/35 R20 100W 285/35 R20 100W 27.9 10.0 BW
R20 295/30 R20 101W XL 295/30 R20 101W XL 27.0 10.0 XL BW
R20 305/30 R20 103W XL 305/30 R20 103W XL 27.2 10.0 XL BW

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    The landscape for Ultra High Performance All-Season tires is constantly changing. Consumers expect more and more from the tires in this performance-oriented category. To see if the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS has what it takes to succeed in the upper echelon of Ultra High Performance All-Season products, we're comparing it to some of the best in the category.

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    The landscape for Ultra High Performance All-Season tires is constantly changing. Consumers expect more and more from the tires in this performance-oriented category. To see if the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS has what it takes to succeed in the upper echelon of Ultra High Performance All-Season products, we're comparing it to some of the best in the category.