Bridgestone Potenza S02A

The Bridgestone Potenza S02A is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Bridgestone Potenza s02 and this tyre has been replaced by the Bridgestone Potenza s03.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 75%
Wet Grip 65%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 65%
Wear 63%
Comfort 63%
Buy again 55%

Tyre review data from 5 tyre reviews averaging 65% over 46,500 miles driven.

The Potenza S02A is ranked 64th of 70 Summer Max Performance tyres.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
255/40 R17 94Y N-4 F C 72 12.10kgs
205/50 R17 89Y N-4 F C 71 9.38kgs
285/30 R18 93Y N-3 G C 73 13.38kgs
295/30 R18 98Y XL N-3 F B 73 13.48kgs
265/35 R18 93Y N-3 F C 72 12.57kgs
225/40 R18 88Y N-3 G C 70 10.26kgs

Questions and Answers for the Bridgestone Potenza S02A

2017-11-10 - What is the difference between S02 & S03 Bridgestone Tyres

The S03 is the newer of the two patterns, but neither pattern is still in production.

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Size Price Range  
255/40 R17 £137.27 - £137.27 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top 3 Bridgestone Potenza S02A Reviews

Given 71% while driving a Porsche 986 Boxster S (255/40 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
Bought a 986 Boxster S with these already fitted - took a note of current wear (7mm front & 2mm rear) and then used the car. 5mths and nearly 6k miles of normal use later, wear update - front 6mm & 1.8mm rear, so they're hard wearing. There's plenty of grip when tyres are up to temperature but they're rubbish cold.
Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on November 19, 2013
Given 53% while driving a Acura 3.2 TL (225/45 R17 N) on track for 2,000 average miles
Very good
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on April 9, 2013
Given 60% while driving a Porsche 986 Boxster S (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 4,500 average miles
The only issue that i have had is with the wear rate 4500 miles
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on May 3, 2017
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Porsche 996 911 Carrera 2 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 4,000 spirited miles
I can compare this tyre to PS2 and PSS on the same car but variations in widths and rim widths.

Maybe the S02A does not offer quite as much grip as the Michelin (I really can not tell the difference) by tests but I can tell that compared to both the Michelins the S02A gives better feedback. It is more linear and I would say it requires less slip angle to generate side force. However, the S02A are on 8.5 and 11 inch rims as the Michelins have been on an inch narrower rims.

I bopught these second hand but practically new. Of the three mentioned these are actually my favorites.
Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on March 21, 2019
Given 76% while driving a Porsche BOXSTER 2.7 (255/40 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
Just about to renew all 4 tyres after 30 months & 30,000 miles. Driven daily in all weathers, I found they performed very well, dry grip & road holding I couldn't fault, wet grip & road holding couldn't fault either even now as I'm about to replace them & they at the limit of their wear. Good grip & road holding in the snow to, although they wear a little skittish in the last snow (march 2018) but not surprising given they are at end of their life. These tyres wear very well compared to the Pirelli PZero Rosso that were on before with18,000 miles driven on them before needing to replace them. Only fault these tyres have is in the cold weather when both comfort & grip suffer a little until they warm up but on really cold days they need to be driven
a little more cautiously. I drive steadily generally but do some spirited driving reasonably often as well. I would have no hesitation in reccomending these tyres to a fellow Boxster owner.
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2018
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