Bridgestone Potenza S001

The Bridgestone Potenza S001 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A and this tyre has been replaced by the Bridgestone Potenza Sport.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 72%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 76%
Wear 68%
Comfort 63%
Buy again 62%

Tyre review data from 139 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 1,633,898 miles driven.

The Potenza S001 is ranked 42nd of 70 Summer Max Performance tyres.

Reports

Latest Tyre Test Results

2020 Tyre Market Overview Braking Test - 3rd of 49 tyres

View Full Test >>

2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test - 11th of 20 tyres

  • Positive - A wet specialist with a good balance and safe handling properties, good aquaplaning reserves, short braking distances.
  • Negative - Average wear, high rolling resistance.
  • Overall - Satisfactory.
View Full Test >>

2020 ADAC 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very good in the dry
  • Negative - Relatively weak in the wet
  • Overall - Recommended
View Full Test >>

2020 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2020 Tyre Market Overview Braking Test (245/45 R18)
  • 9th: 2020 ADAC 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 11th: 2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test (245/45 R18)
  • 2019 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2019 Sport Auto 20 Inch UHP Tyre Test (245/30 R20)
  • 2018 Tyre Tests

  • 6th: 2018 Auto Bild 20 inch UHP Tyre Test (245/30 R20)
  • 2015 Tyre Tests

  • 6th: 2015 Sport Auto 235/35 R19 UHP Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • 2014 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2014 ACE Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 5th: 2014 Auto Review Max Performance Tyre Test (255/40 R19)
  • 10th: 2014 EVO Max Performance Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2013 Tyre Tests

  • 4th: 2013 Auto Bild Performance Summer Tyre Test (225/35 R18)
  • 7th: 2013 Auto Review Performance Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 7th: 2013 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 8th: 2013 Sport Auto Max Performance Summer Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 9th: 2013 European Summer Sports Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2012 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2012 Auto Bild Max Performance Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 5th: 2012 EVO Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 6th: 2012 EVO Max Performance Tyre Test (235/40 R18)
  • 8th: 2012 Autobild 50 Tyre Braking Test (225/45 R17)
  • 8th: 2012 Sport Auto Summer Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • 2011 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2011 Subjective shootout - 255/40 R19 Max Performance Summer Tyres (255/40 R19)
  • 3rd: 2011 AMS Ultra High Performance Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 4th: 2011 Sport Auto Max Performance Summer Tyre Test (245/40 R18)
  • 6th: 2011 Autobild Max Performance Summer Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 7th: 2011 Auto Zeitung Max Performance Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 8th: 2011 Auto Express Ultra High Performance Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2010 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2010 Sport Auto Ultra High Performance Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • 3rd: 2010 Auto Zeitung Ultra High Performance Summer Tyre Test (235/40 R18)
  • 7th: 2010 EVO FWD Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    215/40 R17 87W XL AO C B 70 8.42kgs
    215/40 R17 87Y XL AO C B 70 8.42kgs
    215/40 R17 87W XL AO E B 71 8.74kgs
    245/40 R17 91W * E B 71 11.75kgs
    245/40 R17 91Y   F B 71 11.67kgs
    205/45 R17 84W   E B 68 8.50kgs
    225/45 R17 91Y   E A 71 9.05kgs
    225/45 R17 94Y XL   E A 72 12.03kgs
    225/45 R17 91Y   E A 71 10.68kgs
    225/45 R17 91W   E A 71 9.05kgs
    225/45 R17 91W   F A 71 12.03kgs
    225/45 R17 91W   E C 71 9.05kgs
    225/45 R17 94W XL   E A 72 10.68kgs
    225/45 R17 94Y XL   E A 72 10.68kgs
    225/45 R17 91W * E B 71 11.14kgs
    225/45 R17 91Y   F A 71 12.03kgs
    225/45 R17 94W XL   E A 72 12.03kgs
    225/45 R17 91W   E A 71 10.68kgs
    245/45 R17 95W   E A 71 12.25kgs
    245/45 R17 95Y AO E A 70 10.91kgs
    205/50 R17 89Y * B B 70 8.29kgs
    205/50 R17 89Y * E C 70 10.84kgs
    205/50 R17 89W * E C 70 10.84kgs
    225/50 R17 94W * B B 70 9.45kgs
    225/50 R17 98W XL * C B 70 12.60kgs
    225/50 R17 94W AR E B 71 12.58kgs
    225/50 R17 94W   E C 70 10.51kgs
    225/50 R17 94W * C B 71 12.60kgs
    225/50 R17 94W * C B 71 12.60kgs
    225/50 R17 94W * C B 71 12.59kgs
    225/55 R17 97W   E C 69 13.79kgs
    235/55 R17 103W XL   C B 71 11.84kgs
    235/55 R17 99V   E C 69 11.59kgs
    225/35 R18 87W XL AO E A 70 9.36kgs
    245/35 R18 92Y XL MO C B 72 10.66kgs
    245/35 R18 88Y * E B 71 11.68kgs
    245/35 R18 92Y XL MO E B 72 10.66kgs
    245/35 R18 92Y XL * E B 72 11.68kgs
    255/35 R18 90Y   F B 71 11.85kgs
    255/35 R18 94Y XL   E A 73 12.11kgs
    265/35 R18 97Y XL   E B 73 12.48kgs
    285/35 R18 97Y MOE E C 73 13.41kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 72 10.25kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL MO C B 72 10.04kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL * C B 72 10.23kgs
    225/40 R18 88Y * E B 71 10.85kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 71 11.11kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL MO E B 72 10.04kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 72 11.08kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL * C B 72 11.13kgs
    225/40 R18 88Y   F B 71 10.25kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 72 10.19kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL * E B 72 10.85kgs
    235/40 R18 95Y XL   E B 72 12.06kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL MO A B 71 10.21kgs
    245/40 R18 93Y   E B 71 11.36kgs
    245/40 R18 93Y AO E B 70 11.36kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL MO C B 71 10.06kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL AO E B 70 11.36kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL MOEXTENDED E B 72 11.52kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 72 11.36kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL MOE C B 72 11.52kgs
    255/40 R18 99Y XL MOE E C 73 13.48kgs
    255/40 R18 95Y * E B 72 13.76kgs
    265/40 R18 101Y XL   E B 73 13.23kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL MO C B 70 9.66kgs
    225/45 R18 91Y * E C 70 11.65kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL MO A B 70 9.18kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL   E A 72 11.86kgs
    225/45 R18 91W * C B 69 10.89kgs
    225/45 R18 91Y * E C 70 11.58kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL MOE C B 70 11.06kgs
    225/45 R18 95W XL * C B 70 10.89kgs
    235/45 R18 98W XL   C B 72 10.37kgs
    235/45 R18 94W   C B 72 10.37kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL   E A 71 11.95kgs
    255/45 R18 103Y XL   E A 73 13.48kgs
    255/45 R18 99Y   E A 72 13.61kgs
    255/45 R18 99Y   F B 127 13.37kgs
    225/50 R18 95W   E B 70 13.73kgs
    235/50 R18 97V   E C 71 12.27kgs
    245/50 R18 100Y * B B 71 11.83kgs
    245/50 R18 100Y * C B 71 15.26kgs
    245/50 R18 100W MOE E B 71 15.74kgs
    245/50 R18 100Y * C B 71 15.26kgs
    245/50 R18 100W MOE C A 69 15.53kgs
    245/50 R18 100W MO C B 70 11.67kgs
    275/30 R19 96Y XL   F B 73 13.02kgs
    285/30 R19 98Y XL MO E B 73 12.11kgs
    285/30 R19 98Y XL MOE E B 72 12.16kgs
    295/30 R19 100Y XL   E A 73 14.44kgs
    305/30 R19 102Y XL   E B 74 14.79kgs
    225/35 R19 88Y XL * C B 72 10.00kgs
    225/35 R19 88Y XL   E B 72 10.86kgs
    235/35 R19 91Y XL   E B 72 11.83kgs
    245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 72 10.42kgs
    245/35 R19 93Y XL   E B 72 12.30kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL AO E A 71 13.50kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL MOE E B 71 12.03kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL   E B 73 11.96kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL * E B 73 13.00kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL MO E B 71 11.57kgs
    255/35 R19 92Y * E B 72 13.00kgs
    255/35 R19 92Y   C B 72 12.85kgs
    255/35 R19 92Y AR E B 72 12.62kgs
    225/40 R19 89Y AR E B 71 11.24kgs
    225/40 R19 89Y   C B 71 11.42kgs
    225/40 R19 89Y * E B 71 11.39kgs
    225/40 R19 93W XL   C A 70 10.14kgs
    225/40 R19 93Y XL * E B 72 11.39kgs
    225/40 R19 93Y XL   F B 72 11.98kgs
    235/40 R19 96W XL   C B 72 10.22kgs
    235/40 R19 96Y XL RO1 C B 71 10.85kgs
    235/40 R19 96W XL   C A 71 10.37kgs
    245/40 R19 98Y XL   F B 72 12.79kgs
    255/40 R19 96Y   E B 73 13.31kgs
    255/40 R19 100Y XL AO E C 71 12.64kgs
    255/40 R19 100Y XL   E B 73 12.89kgs
    275/40 R19 101Y MO C B 71 13.24kgs
    275/40 R19 101Y MOE E B 72 15.59kgs
    275/40 R19 101Y * C B 72 15.02kgs
    225/45 R19 92W * C B 70 12.54kgs
    235/45 R19 95W   E C 71 12.02kgs
    245/45 R19 102Y XL MO C B 71 11.88kgs
    245/45 R19 102Y XL MOE C B 71 14.55kgs
    245/45 R19 98Y * C B 71 12.75kgs
    285/25 R20 93Y XL   E B 73 12.30kgs
    275/30 R20 97Y XL RO1 F B 73 12.65kgs
    285/30 R20 99Y XL   E A 73 12.11kgs
    305/30 R20 99Y   F E 73 15.87kgs
    235/35 R20 88Y N-1 E B 71 10.87kgs
    235/35 R20 88Y   F B 70 12.07kgs
    245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72 11.68kgs
    245/35 R20 91Y   F C 73 11.67kgs
    255/35 R20 97Y XL AO E B 72 12.20kgs
    255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 72 12.20kgs
    255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 72 12.30kgs
    255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 72 12.44kgs
    255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 73 13.40kgs
    265/35 R20 95Y         13.42kgs
    275/35 R20 102Y XL * C B 73 14.40kgs
    295/35 R20 101Y   E B 71 16.81kgs
    295/35 R20 105Y XL A4A E B 72 15.62kgs
    295/35 R20 101Y   E B 72 14.97kgs
    295/35 R20 101Y   F C 73 14.74kgs
    245/40 R20 99Y XL * C B 72 13.32kgs
    245/40 R20 99W XL * E A 72 10.97kgs
    245/40 R20 95Y A4A E B 71 12.52kgs
    245/40 R20 99Y XL * C B 72 12.36kgs
    245/40 R20 99W XL * C A 72 10.98kgs
    245/40 R20 95Y         12.52kgs
    255/40 R20 101Y XL   E B 72 12.74kgs
    215/45 R20 95W XL * E A 72 9.78kgs

    Questions and Answers for the Bridgestone Potenza S001

    2016-03-29 - Is the SO01 a run flat tyre

    The Bridgestone Potenza S001 is available in both runflat and non-runflat versions. The Bridgestone designation for runflat tyres is "RFT", so look out for this on a listing.


    2017-03-07 - Good afternoon i have a ford fiesta st with bridgestone potenza 2054017 RE050A tires and i need to replace 2 of my tires, unfortunately all stores do not stock these tires anymore. Could i please find out which bridgestone tires to get as the ideal alternative to the RE050A

    The Bridgestone Potenza S001 replaced the RE050A, so would be the logical tyre to fit.


    2018-08-21 - I have the RE050s on my Alfa and they have been shockingly noisy since 10,000kms in. Will these do the same?

    It depends on the cause of the wear. If the wear is due to poor alignment resulting in cupping or uneven wear on the tyres there's a chance any tyre will become noisy.


    2019-12-31 - Hello, Can I cross rotate my wheels? I see no rotation direction on the tyre so I guess it's ok. Thank you very much!


    2019-12-31 - Hello, Can I cross rotate my wheels? I see no rotation direction on the tyre so I guess it's ok. Thank you very much!


    Ask a question

    We will never publish or share your email address

    capatha

    To verify you're human please type the word you see above in the box below.


    Size Price Range  
    205/45 R17 £115.12 - £153.10 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/40 R18 £92.00 - £238.20 (48 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R17 £102.50 - £131.00 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R18 £121.00 - £202.00 (34 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/50 R17 £94.99 - £172.00 (26 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 50 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top 3 Bridgestone Potenza S001 Reviews

    Given 80% while driving a BMW 1 series (265/30 R19) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
    Good Grippy all-round tyre, just a bit squeely when driven hard, I would buy these tyres again but they wouldn't be my 1st choice
    Helpful 240 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2016
    Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI PP DSG (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
    Original equipment but in my view a poor choice. Some of the poorest wet weather performance I have experienced in 47 years of driving
    Helpful 49 - tyre reviewed on December 2, 2018
    Given 33% while driving a Audi A1 (225/35 R18) on mostly country roads for 26,000 spirited miles
    Shockingly hard and awful tyre. Dry grip is decent and wet is shocking. This is down to the hard compound of the tyre. Avoid buying these!!!
    Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on August 18, 2018
    Have you driven on the Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyre?

    Have YOU got experience with the Bridgestone Potenza S001? Help millions of other tyre buyers

    Review your Bridgestone Potenza S001 >

    Latest Bridgestone Potenza S001 Reviews

    Given 97% while driving a BMW 316d (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
    One of the BEST tyres i ever had. The tire sticks BMW to the road in curves. One word - FANTASTIC.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on August 13, 2022
    Given 87% while driving a Mercedes Benz c43 (225/40 R19) on mostly town for 0 spirited miles
    Absolutely excellent! For those who say it's a stiff tire you best do your homework before purchasing. They are performance tires they're supposed to be firm.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on August 1, 2022
    Want to know what the BEST AT tires are? Watch below!
    Given 80% while driving a BMW 320D M Sport (225/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
    I use the S001 for 2 years now and i can say that they are pretty good. I mostly drive the car in motorway, and i can say that they wear pretty normally and evenly. They are harder than other tires for sure and they need some time to get warm but after they do, i can say that they stick on the road. The sidewalls are hard and there is good rim protection. If you search for comfortable ride, i can not say that this tire is your cup of tea but if you want an all around good summer tire that will not let you down the the S001 is for you!
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on June 28, 2022
    Given 43% while driving a Audi RS 5 (275/30 R20) on mostly country roads for 2,500 spirited miles
    These came on my RS5 when I bought it. Appalling tire, feel slippery and vague at all times, worst wet performance of any tire I've ever driven and a generally rough ride.
    Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on May 24, 2022
    Given 86% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7 GTD (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 7,000 average miles
    These tyres give a really good dry grip handle like a dream hardly any road noise what ever the weather Wet grip is surprisingly good and they wear really well
    Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on May 1, 2022
    Given 33% while driving a Skoda (235/40 R19) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
    The tyre makes driving the 190 HP Skoda superb with front wheel drive very unpleasing. The car front grip is non existent accellerating out of corners on dry, on wet there the grip is very bad without accellerating already. The comfort is very poor, the tyre is too soft, despite having above recommended tyre pressure, the car keep on bounces at every bump. The middle sections of the tyres still have some 4mm thread left, the inner sides no longer have any thread (tyres were rotated, so all 4 are threadless on inner sides), outter sides have about of 1mm thread left. The car being driven from new and the tyres being factory fitted in 235/40 R19, i thought it was just a shitty car. Coming from the C6 A6 3.0 TDI quattro, i just thought it was shitty because it's a skoda. Fitting winter tyres showed, that the culprit was in fact the shitty bridgestone S001 tyres. The tyres are loud as hell on highway speeds, on normal roads the noise is ok. A very very bad tyre, despite being priced rather high.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2022
    Given 47% while driving a Mazda MX5 2.0 SE (ND 2015 onwards) (205/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
    Original fit on an MX5 ND 184, on dry roads they remain acceptable but on wet roads they are not catastrophic. Duration: 17000 km
    Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2022
    Given 84% while driving a BMW 118d M Sport (205/50 R17) on mostly country roads for 35,000 spirited miles
    Super quick response at steering inputs. Very sporty tyre. Noisy at high speeds. Wear could be better.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on April 2, 2022
    Given 83% while driving a Skoda (225/40 R18) on mostly country roads for 4,000 spirited miles
    Grip OK. Wear rate poor. Handling ride and noise good
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on February 28, 2022
    Given 46% while driving a BMW 125i M Sport (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 22,000 average miles
    bmw 125i hatch 2019 front 225x40x18 20000ks need replaced. they are run flats services by bmw terrible roar from road v/v/bad , noisey from new gets worse with wear. back 245x35x18 still have a few thousand left. previous bmw 325i coupe same problem. fitted michelton pilot sport 3 huge difference now fitting michelin primacy 4 to current car. $880 for fitted australia
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on February 14, 2022
    Given 69% while driving a Skoda (235/40 R19) on mostly town for 19,000 easy going miles
    Skoda Kodiaq tyres are 4 years old 19k miles - all tyres are cracked on the outer shoulder - recommender for change by Skoda dealer. Ride is firm < bordering harsh...............propose to review softer ride options = alternative manufacturer. Considered increased tyre depth = 45 or 50 options, but both show as too high road speed (over 3%) for existing ECU speedo calibration. Skoda dealer advised this is a factory setting & cannot be changed
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on February 13, 2022
    Given 67% while driving a BMW 750i (275/35 R20) on mostly motorways for 0 spirited miles
    Had these fitted when I bought my car. Drove around 15000 km until popped one of the front tires at a construction zone, thank god for the RFT I drove around 70 km until my destination. If to compare tires that I ever used - Pirelli P ZERO, Goodyear F1 Asymmetric, Continental Sport Contact etc. These tires are not for slow driving, in town they feel "plastic", not much feedback and the comfort is quite bad even with 7 series air suspension. The wet grip is not the best I ever felt, the dry grip was quite good. I think that the most impressive thing about these tires is how well they handle at high speeds (150+ km/h), it is just unbelievable how easy it is to turn with very subtle roll at 200-260 km/h. I think that these tires were specifically created for very high speed driving were they feel phenomenally easy and effortless to drive. Now I drive the continental sport contact tires and in the same corners and speeds it takes more effort to do anything and much more roll.
    Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on July 10, 2021