Bridgestone Potenza S001

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 74%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 77%
Wear 69%
Comfort 65%
Buy again 64%

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

This tyre replaced the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

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Tyre review data from 110 tyre reviews averaging 73% over 1,196,403 miles driven.

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Latest Group Test Results

2019 Sport Auto 20 Inch UHP Tyre Test - 5th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Good braking, good dry handling.
  • Negative - Longest wet braking distances, high rolling resistance, noisy.
  • Overall - Conditionally Recommended.

2018 Auto Bild 20 inch UHP Tyre Test - 6th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Good steering and performance in the dry.
  • Negative - Poor wet handling with slow steering and long wet braking distances.

2015 Sport Auto 235/35 R19 UHP Tyre Test - 6th of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distances on dry roads, good resistance to aquaplaning, good steering feel
  • Negative - Long braking distance on wet roads, average handling on dry surfaces, relatively low levels of comfort
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/55 R16 87V   F B 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F B 71  
215/40 R17 87Y XL   E B 72  
215/40 R17 87W XL   E B 71  
215/40 R17 87Y XL   C B 70  
245/40 R17 91Y   F B 71  
245/40 R17 91Y   G B 72  
245/40 R17 91W   E B 71  
255/40 R17 94W   F B 71  
205/45 R17 84W   E B 68  
225/45 R17 91W   E B 71  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   F B 72  
225/45 R17 91W   E C 72  
225/45 R17 91W   F A 71  
225/45 R17 91W   F B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   E A 72  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   F A 72  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   E A 72  
225/45 R17 91W   F C 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 72  
225/45 R17 91W   G B 71  
225/45 R17 91Y   G B 72  
225/45 R17 91W   F A 71  
245/45 R17 95W   F B 73  
245/45 R17 95W   E A 71  
245/45 R17 95Y   F B 72  
255/45 R17 98W * E C 71  
255/45 R17 98W   E C 71  
205/50 R17 89Y   E C 70  
205/50 R17 89Y   B B 70  
205/50 R17 89W * E C 70  
225/50 R17 98W XL   C B 70  
225/50 R17 94Y   F B 71  
225/50 R17 94W   B B 70  
225/50 R17 94W   C B 71  
225/55 R17 97W   E C 69  
225/55 R17 97W   E C 69  
235/55 R17 99Y   F B 71  
235/55 R17 99V   E C 69  
235/55 R17 103W XL   C B 71  
225/35 R18 87Y XL   F C 72  
225/35 R18 87W XL AO F C 72  
225/35 R18 87Y XL   E A 70  
225/35 R18 87W XL   E A 70  
225/35 R18 87W XL   F C 72  
245/35 R18 92Y XL   E B 72  
245/35 R18 88Y   E B 71  
245/35 R18 92Y XL   E B 72  
255/35 R18 90Y   F B 74  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E A 73  
255/35 R18 90Y   F B 71  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   F B 74  
255/35 R18 90Y   G C 74  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   E B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL          
265/35 R18 97Y XL   F B 74  
285/35 R18 97Y   E C 73  
285/35 R18 97Y MOEXTENDED E B 71  
285/35 R18 97Y   E C 72  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 72  
225/40 R18 88Y   F B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 72  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 73  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 72  
225/40 R18 88Y   F B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   C B 72  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 72  
225/40 R18 88Y   E B 71  
225/40 R18 88Y   G B 73  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   G B 73  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E B 72  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 73  
245/40 R18 93Y   E B 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 72  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 72  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   F B 73  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C B 71  
245/40 R18 93Y   F B 71  
245/40 R18 93Y   F B 73  
245/40 R18 93Y          
245/40 R18 93Y   E B 70  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 70  
255/40 R18 99Y XL MOEXTENDED E C 71  
255/40 R18 95Y   E B 72  
255/40 R18 99Y XL   E C 73  
265/40 R18 101Y XL   E B 73  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   E A 72  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C B 70  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C B 70  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   F B 73  
225/45 R18 91Y   E C 70  
225/45 R18 91W   C B 69  
225/45 R18 91Y   E C 70  
235/45 R18 98W XL   C B 72  
235/45 R18 98W XL   C B 72  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E B 71  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E A 71  
255/45 R18 99Y   E A 72  
255/45 R18 99Y   F B 73  
225/50 R18 95W   E B 70  
225/50 R18 95W   E B 70  
235/50 R18 97V   E C 71  
245/50 R18 100W   E B 71  
245/50 R18 100W   C B 70  
245/50 R18 100Y   C B 71  
245/50 R18 100Y   B B 71  
245/50 R18 100Y   C B 71  
255/30 R19 91Y XL   F B 73  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E B 73  
275/30 R19 96Y XL   F B 73  
285/30 R19 98Y XL   E B 73  
285/30 R19 98Y XL   E A 73  
285/30 R19 98Y XL   E B 72  
285/30 R19 98Y XL   E B 73  
295/30 R19 100Y XL   E A 73  
305/30 R19 102Y XL   E B 74  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   C B 72  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   F B 74  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   E B 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E B 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   F B 72  
235/35 R19 87Y   F B 74  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 70  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E B 72  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   G B 74  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E B 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E B 73  
255/35 R19 92Y   E B 72  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E B 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E B 73  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   F B 74  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E B 73  
285/35 R19 99Y   G C 74  
285/35 R19 99Y   F B 74  
225/40 R19 89Y   E B 71  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E B 72  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   F B 72  
235/40 R19 96W XL   C B 72  
245/40 R19 98Y XL   F B 72  
255/40 R19 100Y XL   E C 71  
255/40 R19 100Y XL   E B 73  
255/40 R19 96Y   F C 73  
255/40 R19 100Y XL   E B 73  
275/40 R19 101Y   C B 71  
275/40 R19 101Y   E B 72  
275/40 R19 101Y   C B 72  
275/40 R19 101Y   E B 73  
275/40 R19 101Y   G C 73  
225/45 R19 92W   C B 70  
235/45 R19 95W   F C 71  
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C B 71  
245/45 R19 98Y   C B 71  
245/45 R19 98Y   F B 73  
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C B 71  
245/45 R19 98Y   E A 71  
285/25 R20 93Y XL   E B 73  
245/30 R20 90Y XL   E A 72  
275/30 R20 97Y XL   F B 73  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E B 73  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E A 73  
305/30 R20 99Y   F E 73  
235/35 R20 88Y   F C 70  
235/35 R20 88Y   F B 70  
235/35 R20 88Y   F B 73  
235/35 R20 88Y   F B 71  
235/35 R20 88Y   E B 71  
245/35 R20 91Y   F C 73  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 73  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 73  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E B 72  
265/35 R20 95Y   E A 72  
265/35 R20 95Y   E C 73  
265/35 R20 95Y   F C 72  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   F B 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E C 72  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   C B 73  
275/35 R20 98Y   F C 72  
295/35 R20 105Y XL   E B 72  
295/35 R20 101Y   F C 73  
295/35 R20 101Y   E B 72  
295/35 R20 101Y   E B 71  
295/35 R20 105Y XL   E C 72  
295/35 R20 105Y XL   E B 72  
245/40 R20 99W XL   C B 72  
245/40 R20 95Y ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE F B 69  
245/40 R20 99Y XL   C B 72  
245/40 R20 95Y   E B 71  
245/40 R20 99W XL   E A 72  
255/40 R20 101Y XL   E B 72  
215/45 R20 95W XL   C B 72  
215/45 R20 95W XL   E A 72  

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!


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255/35 R18 £101.00 - £125.48 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 60 tyre sizes - View all.

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
179 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2016   

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Given 37% while driving a BMW 218d Active Tourer (255/35 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 2,000 spirited miles
Overpriced, not even close in performance as the price of them suggests.

Wet grip is appalling. Tyre noise is horrific, fuel economy is worse from my previous set of dunlops.

Steering wheel feedback is good, and I like how they have a lip and sit proud of the edge of the alloy giving slight protection. but I dont trust them one bit and no longer trust my car because of it. Very unpredictable handling when pushed. My BMW is xdrive and now struggles for grip off the line as the dunlops didnt.

Recommended by a BMW specialist over the dunlops when I had them fitted, would never listen to BMW again, will never buy again and will never recommend to anyone. Plenty of tyres out there that are better for the money.

Worst 800 pound I ever spent.

Very disappointed Bridgestone!



0 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2020   
Given 50% while driving a Mazda mx 5 (205/45 R17) on mostly town for 3,000 spirited miles
These are oem tyres fitted to a 2019 Mazda mx5. The car has 5000km's done, and mostly driven on city roads with the odd dual carriageway blast here and there.
My initial thoughts were that they felt like a hard compound tyre. The rear wheels have lost traction when conditions were damp under mild acceleration numerous times. Traction control has kicked in a lot during wet weather. Car has skidded out sideways (a little) on many occasions, but not enough to cause serious concern, however its enough to warrant removal of tyres.
On occasions where I've had to accelerate hard from a standstill these tyres spun in wet and damp conditions,
But they managed to grip ok whilst dry.

Under normal weather conditions they perform adequately but still aren't a match for the calibre of the car they are fitted to.
Ive noticed poor road feedback at speed, high noise, and theyre not very accurate in terms of road position. The response is very slow and not confidence inspiring.
At times ive felt like my car is not a sports car. I've had landsail tyres on a Hyundai coupe that performed better than these potenzas.

While road conditions are poor in my country, there's no excuse to be fitting these tyres as oem equipment. Combining these tyres to the Irish climate, Irish roads, and finally to a tail happy rear wheel drive car is asking for trouble.

I do not recommend these tyres unless you live in a warm/moderate climate and only do motorway trips.
They are not suitable for my car or it's driving environment.
I will be changing these tyres asap.


1 - tyre reviewed on January 4, 2020   
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Given 73% while driving a Mazda MX5 2.0 SE (ND 2015 onwards) (205/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 12,000 miles
Regards grip these are Ok in the dry unless it's cold (15degC. If it's cooler damp wet weather, they are really slidey, and quite a hard tyre. On snow, these are absolutely useless.
After a puncture, I fitted a softer (and cheaper) set of Avon-ZZ5 tyres to the fronts and the confidence in grip was very noticible, especially in cooler damp weather.
For the UK winter months, these tyres are very slidey on the back of my 2.0 ND MX-5. I'll replace the backs with something softer and better in the wet when they wear out ... and given how hard the compound obviously is, I may be waiting some time !
3 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2019   
Given 63% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7 GTD (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Fitted as original equipment on my 17 plate Golf Mk7 GTD. I'm not a boy racer so the grip in both wet and dry is more than adequate for my purposes. I do like to accelerate though, and this is beginning to show as relatively high wear on the fronts, but probably no more than any other tyre exhibit. The big disappointment however is the road noise on anything other than the smoothest of surfaces - to be frank, it's often b****y awful and can turn what should have been a pleasant drive into an ordeal. Unless you are deaf, do not buy these tyres!
1 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2019   
(225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 3 spirited miles
This tire is not good at all. OK, grips well in dry roads and its handling is OK, but that's all. It's by far the most uncomfortable and noisy tire I ever tried on my VW Golf 7, 1.6 TDi R-Line and the handling on wet roads is at least scary. Buy something else.
5 - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2019   

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