Next Generation Snow Tire Coming This Summer

Blizzak DM-V2 snow tireBridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 snow tire features new tread compound and traction technology

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced the July 2015 launch of the Blizzak DM-V2, the company’s newest winter tire for CUVs, SUVs and pickup trucks.

Featuring an all-new tread pattern and a next-generation compound, the Blizzak DM-V2 tire from Bridgestone gives drivers more control when driving in ice, snow, slush and other winter conditions.

            The Blizzak DM-V2 tire delivers several improvements over its predecessor, the Blizzak DM-V1, including:

  • Improved performance on ice: The Blizzak DM-V2 tire is designed with a next-generation Multi-Cell compound from Bridgestone that dispels water from the surface of the ice. This combats slippage and improves braking.
  • Increased traction: The tire’s newly designed tread pattern has 15 percent more block edges, increasing its snow-shearing force and enabling it to grip the road better in snow and slush.
  • Better handling: Bridgestone enhanced the Blizzak DM-V2 tire’s contact patch to create a uniform dispersion of pressure where the tire meets the road. This gives the Blizzak DM-V2 tire improved grip on ice and better overall stability. 

“We’ve taken Bridgestone’s best winter tire and made it even better,” said Justin Hayes, Product Manager, Bridgestone Americas. “Drivers can have peace of mind knowing that the Blizzak DM-V2 tire is engineered with special technology that gives them impressive control when driving in every winter condition.”

The Blizzak DM-V2 tire will be available in 50 sizes in 15” to 22” rim diameters, 40 to 70 series, and speed ratings T and H.