July 29, 2005

Bridgestone announces size additions for winter tires

Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire has announced size additions to the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-22 RFT, Blizzak LM-25, Blizzak DM-Z3 and Winterforce tire lines for foul weather use. Many of them are also run-flat tires, which allow drivers to travel up to 80 km at 80 km/h after a loss of air.

The Blizzak LM-22 is a uni-directional tire developed for high-performance vehicles; the new sizes target the new BMW 3 Series vehicles. The LM-25 is intended for various vehicles manufactured by Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Ford, Mitsubishi, Volvo, Saab, Saturn, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Lexus, Nissan, Porsche and Volkswagen, while the DM-Z3 is intended for various small and midsize trucks and SUVs built by Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Jeep, Ford, Pontiac, Toyota, Mazda, Infiniti, Hummer, Hyundai, Lexus, Volvo and Nissan.

The Winterforce tires target cars, trucks and SUVs made by Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC, Mazda, Cadillac, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Lexus, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Pontiac and Toyota.

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