New Delhi, January 10, 2017
Munich-based automaker BMW is equipping its new M5 sports car with Pirelli Tyres’ specially engineered P Zero tyres. The model is an uncompromising combination of an elegant business saloon and high-performance sports car and the tailored P Zero tyres will transfer the car’s high-end features such as the innovative all-wheel drive system M xDrive and a powerful 600 hp (441 kW) engine.
The front axle dimensions as 275/35 ZR 20 (102Y) XL and rear axle dimensions of 285/35 ZR 20 (105Y) XL were approved.
This individual version of the P Zero was developed in close cooperation with the development and testing departments of Pirelli and BMW. The starting point for their collaboration was the new version of the ultra-high performance tyre P Zero, unveiled just last spring.
In line with Pirelli's perfect-fit philosophy a version of the P Zero was tailored for the BMW M5 that precisely suits to the individual model, perfectly harmonises with the chassis and matches exactly the various characteristics of the fascinating sports saloon.
In order to adapt the performance features of the P Zero to the driving characteristics of the BMW M5, Pirelli engineers modified the tread pattern of the tyre to optimise the noise level. Its compound contains special polymers developed by Pirelli for Formula 1, which have proven themselves in the premier class of motorsport. The P Zero of the BMW M5 benefits from this due to its high grip level and good performance at wet conditions. To ensure that the balance between the front and rear axles of the vehicle harmonises as well as possible, the engineers used different layer constructions in the carcasses for front and rear tyres. In addition, the contour of the P Zero have been matched to the rim and is designed to give the tyre the best performance on the M5.