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Had from factory on Jetta 2.0 TSI (200 bhp).. Very noisy tyres, losing very quicly grip.. At 55.000 km they are loking good... Very sure, I'll not but this tyres ever..
Currently used for 18232km, left around 5.5mm, can go for estimate 20000km more Performance and road handling good! Only drawback is noise level slightly higher
I ran several sets of these on my R56 mini cooper S and now run them on my F56 cooper SD. Love them as summer tyres on both cars. When I got the new SD it was running Dunlop sport maxx RT tyres and was rather prone to understeer on wet country roads (alarming and disappointing compared to the older car). I worried that it was caused by the heavier diesel engine, but replacing the tyres with Bridgestone RE050's fixed the issue completely. As I said, great as summer tyres for the mini. They do loose a bit of traction on cold wet roads around 5 Deg C. For winter months I use Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 tyres which have a less ultimate grip in the warm, but are better in cold conditions, are very progressive and maintain decent turn in that some other winter tyres don't.