NEXEN TIRE gets original equipment approval for the eighth-generation BMW 5 Series

- South Korean tire maker gets OE approval for N’FERA SPORT premium tires

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NEXEN TIRE, a leading global tire manufacturer, announced that it is supplying original equipment (OE) for the eighth-generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

NEXEN TIRE's N’FERA SPORT supplied as tires for the vehicle, is a European premium sports tire that provides excellent dry and wet performance through a wide longitudinal groove and features asymmetrical patterns. Furthermore, pattern design optimization improves high-speed reliability, handling performance, and noise suppression significantly and the grip was enhanced by the use of new compounds.

In summer tire tests conducted by leading European automobile magazines such as Germany's AutoBild, ADAC, and Ace Lenkrad, the N'FERA SPORT received "strong" and "purchase" recommendation ratings. The tire was also awarded the main prize in the product design category of the 'Red Dot Design Awards' in Germany.

Based on quality and technology through continuous research and development, NEXEN TIRE plans to expand the supply of tires for new cars to global premium car manufacturers and strengthen its competitiveness in the European market.

NEXEN TIRE is supplying its N'FERA SPORT tires in size 225/55 R18 102Y XL.


NEXEN TIRE, founded in 1942, is a global tire manufacturer based in South Korea. NEXEN TIRE, one of the world's fastest growing tire manufacturers, currently works with 150 countries and owns four manufacturing plants, two in Korea (Yangsan and Changnyeong) and one in Qingdao, China. In 2019, another plant in Žatec, Czech Republic, went into operation. NEXEN TIRE manufactures tires with advanced technology and design excellence for passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks. NEXEN TIRE supplies original equipment tires to global automakers in a variety of countries around the world. For the first time among the various tire manufacturers in the world, the company achieved a grand slam of the world's top four design awards in 2014.

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NEXEN TIRE gets original equipment approval for the eighth-generation BMW 5 Series