Bridgestone Potenza S001

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 73%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 77%
Wear 70%
Comfort 65%
Buy again 63%

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

This tyre replaced the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

This tyre has been replaced by the Bridgestone Potenza Sport

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Tyre review data from 121 tyre reviews averaging 73% over 1,419,398 miles driven.

Reports

Latest Group Test Results

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

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

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.
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!


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Top Bridgestone Potenza S001 Review

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
218 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2016   

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Given 56% while driving a Skoda (225/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 27,155 average miles
I've got these tyres factory fitted on my brand new Skoda Octavia Combi vRS TDI M6 FWD 184PS/380NM MY2014. They lasted for 6 Seasons / 43701 km / 27155 mi, hat 3 mm in the centre measured, 2 mm on the outside blocks. I have to admit - I should have replaced them after the fourth season because of sawtooth formation. I am a conscious driver, drive very predictably, live in Germany and travel almost entirely on the Autobahn. Actually I had at least some couple of thousand kilometres at spirited speeds of above 200 km/h... Maybe that's the reason why the OEM Bridgestones Potenza S001 got those sawtooth formation... Every season I rotated the tyres so that I could achieve a regular wear on all 4 wheels. At approximately 5-6 mm rest profile or 3-4 Seasons they started to get loud. The formation of sawtooth could not be stopped any more. The Outside edges had at least 1 mm less profile than measured in the centre. In addition: very unpredictable and slippery on wet surfaces - no traction but wheelspin even on third gear. My conclusion - Bridgestone Potenza S001 225/40R18 92Y (mines from 2014) is not worth the money. Pro: good control and feedback on dry, good stability at high speeds (on dry). Contra: sawtooth formation, bad handling and slippery on wet, loud (because of sawtooth), not comfortable (stiff sidewalls). Now I have fitted Michelin Pilot Sport 4 225/40R18 92W from 2020 and I was during the first season (approx. 10000 km) pleased with them...
1 - tyre reviewed on January 16, 2021   
Given 84% while driving a Subaru Legacy 2.0GT Spec B (215/45 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 17,500 spirited miles
These were already fitted to my fresh import in 2018 and while I find most tyres aren't worth writing about, these were eye widening. Best performance tyres I've ever had, with pin sharp turn-in and what seemed like unlimited grip in both dry and wet, summer or winter. Gave me the confidence to push-on down UK back roads in all weathers. Main down side was the very firm ride, feeling every irregularity in the road. Subaru recommends relatively low tyres pressures, especially on the rear and I believe this contributed to bold shoulders at 17,500 miles, so I now run an extra 2psi. These are no longer available in my tyre size and so I've switched to the older RE050A, which actually seem a better compromise for a performance family estate, with a more compliant ride, while retaining most of the performance. Just waiting to see how they wear.
1 - tyre reviewed on December 6, 2020   
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Given 74% while driving a Honda Civic Type R (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
Is a hard overall tyre. Very good grip on the dry but need much time to warm. Very good handline, the steering well obeys immediately. So, hard tyre = hard to wear. Three years with sporty driving on dry contitions, over than 40k kilometers and still alive. Wet grip it's not the best point of this tyre. Looks nice till 120km/h but don't pushing more than 120 on wet contitions. About comfort. No, the point of this tyre also isn't the comfortable. Very noisy on good roads, and very shaking on bumpy road.Yes i am very hapy about this tyre for my personal use and i will buy it again
2 - tyre reviewed on September 29, 2020   
Given 83% while driving a BMW F30 320D (225/40 R19) on mostly motorways for 80,000 average miles
A good dry performer. Average web performance Front installation lasted more than 80000miles RFT tyres were too stiff and produced a bumpy ride especially with 19"
0 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2020   

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