Pirelli, BMW collaborate to develop P Zero
Carmaker BMW and tyremaker Pirelli had a close collaboration to develop the customised version of P Zero. The development and testing departments of both these entities have jointly created the specially engineered P Zero tyres for the new BMW M5. The all-wheel-drive system M xDrive of the new BMW M5 has a 600 hp (441 kW) engine.
In line with Pirelli’s perfect-fit philosophy, a version of the P Zero was tailored for the BMW M5 that precisely suits to the individual model, perfectly harmonises with the chassis and matches exactly the various characteristics of the fascinating sports saloon.
The tyremaker has used modified tread pattern of the tyre to optimise the noise level. Its compound contains special polymers developed by Pirelli for Formula 1, which have proven themselves in the premier class of motorsport. The P Zero benefits from this due to its high grip level and good performance at wet conditions. To ensure that the balance between the front and rear axles of the vehicle harmonises as well as possible. The engineers used different layer constructions in the carcasses for front and rear tyres. In addition, the contour of the P Zero has been matched to the rim and is designed to give the tyre the best performance on the M5.