Bridgestone Potenza S001

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 74%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 77%
Wear 69%
Comfort 66%
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 111 tyre reviews averaging 73% over 1,226,403 miles driven.

Reports

Latest Group Test Results

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.

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 Tyre Market Overview Braking Test - 3rd of 49 tyres

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
195 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2016   

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Given 73% while driving a Honda Civic 1.8 VTEC Sport (225/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 30,000 average miles
Fine on wet & dry not normally pushed car @max despite available 170bhp.. v. grippy in dry when car was occasionally pushed hard into corners. Got 45000km on 4 good wear on awful roads in West of Ireland...noisy..definitely transmit bumps etc through may not be best choice if you travel>60% on country roads ...excellent on motorways
4 - tyre reviewed on January 30, 2020   
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   
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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.


2 - tyre reviewed on January 4, 2020   
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 !
4 - 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!
4 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2019   

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