NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2006) — Bridgestone/Firestone said its Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT performance tire will be available as an option on the redesigned 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
The run-flat tires will be offered in size 205/45R17 84W. The tire maker's Blizzak winter run-flat tire also is available for the vehicle in the replacement market. Bridgestone Corp. has supplied tires for the Miata since 1990, and this is the first run-flat fitment.
“Our run-flat tire product fitments continue to grow among the original equipment manufacturers, and the Potenza RE050A delivers the exacting performance requirements demanded by Mazda for this redesigned classic,” said Michael Martini, president of BFS' original equipment consumer tire division.