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Bridgestone Potenza Sport

Bridgestone Potenza Sport

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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
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Competitors

The Bridgestone Potenza Sport emerges as a summer tyre celebrated for its exceptional handling and braking performance across both wet and dry conditions. Distinctively, it is noted for its premium-quality, sporty, and dynamic driving characteristics, which enhance the overall driving experience. The tyre's ability to maintain a stable and precise course, backed by a firm grip and swift steering responses, is routinely highlighted.


In wet conditions, the Potenza Sport is lauded for its formidable grip, ensuring safety and confidence through aquaplaning reserves and delivering impressively short braking distances. Its handling in the wet is described as sporty and dynamic, attributable to its responsive steering and balanced performance. Despite these positives, there's a noted variability in its wet braking performance across different tests, with some reports indicating slightly longer distances.


Dry performance is another realm where the Potenza Sport shines, providing stable handling, sharp steering precision, and short braking distances. The engagement it offers drivers on dry pavement is frequently praised, with a particular emphasis on its cornering capabilities and direct feedback, allowing for an invigorating driving experience.


However, the Potenza Sport does have its set of drawbacks. High rolling resistance is a consistently mentioned drawback across different tests, which can impact fuel efficiency. Additionally, some tests point out increased tyre noise and a decrease in comfort, which could affect the driving experience during everyday use. There’s also mention of reduced performance in aquaplaning tests compared to competitors and concerns regarding its performance at cooler temperatures, indicating potential limitations under certain conditions.


Despite the minor criticisms, the Bridgestone Potenza Sport stands out as a choice for driving enthusiasts who prioritize performance. It is considered an exciting tyre for those preferring sporty handling over other attributes. Nevertheless, prospective buyers should consider its higher running costs and specific limitations in aquaplaning scenarios and cooler conditions, which might influence its appeal depending on individual priorities and driving conditions.

Sizes

Bridgestone Potenza Sport is made in 130 sizes, starting from 205/45 R17 up to 285/40 R22.
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Bridgestone Potenza Sport is ranked #92 of 947 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Automotorsport 2023, Gute-Fahrt 2023, and other organizations. Bridgestone Potenza Sport belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from Japan. However, this particular model is made in Poland/Hungary. It is made in total of 130 sizes, 205/45 R17 being the smallest and 285/40 R22 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 14 times, first test was carried in 2021. This model received the best possible rating in 9 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 100% of Bridgestone Potenza Sport has "A" wet grip rating and most (63%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise levels of most dimensions are average - 44% of them produce 72db noise, which result in "b" overall rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 6.6 mm in 235/35 R19. However, this can vary depending on the dimension (6.36 mm - 255/45 R20, 6.43 mm - 225/40 R18). It can be compared to Pilot Sport 4, which is a tyre from Michelin (France) and has a rating of 93%, compared to 92% of the Bridgestone in question.

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Timeline

2021

Bridgestone Potenza Sport was launched

2021

Bridgestone Potenza Sport was tested 3x (Tyre Reviews,...) and won the Autobild 265/35 R20 test.

2022

Bridgestone Potenza Sport was tested 4x (Autobild,...)

2023

Bridgestone Potenza Sport was tested 7x (Autobild,...)

Achievements

Best
Wet handling
Autozeitung 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Best
Dry braking
Autobild 2023
Ace 2023
Autobild 2022
Autoexpress 2022
Best
Dry handling
Autozeitung 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Autoexpress 2022
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Sportauto 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Wet braking
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2022
Autoexpress 2022
Autobild 2021
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Automotorsport 2023
Sportauto 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autobild 2023
Best
Interior noise
Autobild 2021

Bridgestone Potenza Sport in tyre tests

The Bridgestone Potenza Sport is a premium segment tyre that has been tested by some of Europe's most esteemed organisations that test tyres. Twelve test results, spanning from 2021 to 2023, have been summarised to give an overall rating of 94%, which is a fantastic result for a premium tyre. The tests were all conducted during the summer season, and the tyre was measured in a range of sizes, including 225/40 R18, 255/45 R20, 235/35 R19, 225/45 R18, 255/35 R19, and 265/35 R20.

The Bridgestone Potenza Sport performed well in all the tests, with its worst result being fifth place out of ten and its best result being the winner in the Autozeitung Summer tyre test 2023 in the 235/35 R19 dimension. The tyre was also the best in several disciplines, including dry handling, safety, wet braking, wet handling, and wet safety.

Although the tyre did not win all the tests it was measured in, it did receive a "very good" rating in nine out of the twelve tests. Additionally, the tyre was the best in specific disciplines in several tests, including dry steering response, wet circle cornering, and wet side guide. Overall, based on the test results, the Bridgestone Potenza Sport is an excellent tyre for anyone looking for a premium tyre option.

All tyre tests where Bridgestone Potenza Sport was featured:
Name
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
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ACE Summer tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #4 of 10
Name WetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test7154197
Bridgestone Potenza Sport6753155
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Name
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
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Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Bridgestone Potenza Sport2+ 2+
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Name
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
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Name
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
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Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Bridgestone Potenza Sport22+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2022 255/35 R19
recommended
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Bridgestone Potenza Sport1-2
Show test details
Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Points totalWetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,37,27,26,3
Bridgestone Potenza Sport8,29,08,06,3
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2021 225/40 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #4 of 11
Name
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name Points totalWetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,15,75,76,3
Bridgestone Potenza Sport98,99,66,3
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDry
Best values in test11-
Bridgestone Potenza Sport1 1-
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (9x)90% (1x)85% (4x)
OutstandingHighly recommendedExemplaryTest winnerVery goodGood +RecommendedGood
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Ratings x Wheel size

R18R19R20
95% (6x)93.3% (6x)100% (2x)

Ratings x Width

225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx265/xx Rxx
95% (6x)96.7% (3x)85% (1x)95% (3x)100% (1x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Bridgestone Potenza Sport made?

    Bridgestone Potenza Sport is made in Poland/Hungary.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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