Max Performance Summer run-flat tires provide temporary self-supporting run-flat mobility for a distance of 50 miles at up to 50 mph, even after a puncture has allowed complete air pressure loss. They are designed for serious driving enthusiasts who want a combination of a performance appearance, competent handling and Z-speed rated (or higher) durability with enhanced dry and wet traction. Often used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on powerful sports cars, performance coupes and high performance sedans, Max Performance Summer run-flat tires are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

Goodyear’s warranty states: “Ultra high-performance summer tires are not recommended for winter use, and tread or shoulder cracking on those tires resulting from winter use will not be covered under our warranty.”

O.E. Max Performance Summer run-flat tires are typically purchased as direct replacements for worn-out pairs/sets of the vehicle’s original tires. They can also be used for other vehicle applications in complete sets of four or axle pairs if available in an appropriate size, load range and speed rating to match the existing O.E. run-flat tires’ performance category and specifications.

NOTE: Run-flat tires are only recommended for vehicles that are originally equipped with self-supporting run-flat tires and equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system.

Though they cannot be labeled as run-flat tires, tires branded with MOExtended or MOE on their sidewalls offer run-flat-like characteristics by delivering limited temporary extended mobility after a puncture results in complete loss of air pressure. Because MOExtended or MOE tires do not have the same speed and distance endurance of conventional run-flat tires, they should not be substituted in any situation where a conventional run-flat tire is required. To confirm what your vehicle needs, check our Original Equipment tire listing for your year, make and model or see your vehicle owner’s manual.

Limited sizes of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 RunOnFlat are available with Goodyear’s SoundComfort Technology, which involves the manufacturer adhering a layer of sound-absorbing foam to the inner liner of the tire to reduce cabin noise in the vehicle. These sizes are identified on the Specs page and in the search results.

SIZEUTQGMAX.
LOAD
Max. Inflation PressureTread DepthTire WeightRim Width RangeMeas. Rim WidthSect. WidthTread WidthOverall Diam.Revs. Per Mile
225/40R18
92W
240 AA A1,389 lbs50 psi10/32"25 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.6"25.1"833
225/40R18
88Y
240 AA A1,235 lbs51 psi10/32"22 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.5"25.1"833
225/40R19
93Y
240 AA A1,433 lbs50 psi10/32"24 lbs7.5-9"8" 7"26.1"801
225/40R19
89Y
240 AA A1,279 lbs51 psi10/32"23 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"8"26.1"801
245/35R19
93Y
240 AA A1,433 lbs50 psi10/32"26 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8"25.8"810
255/35R19
92Y
240 AA A1,389 lbs51 psi10/32"28 lbs8.5-10"9"10.2"8.5"26"803
245/40R20
99Y
240 AA A1,709 lbs50 psi9/32"31 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"9.1"27.7"754
245/40R20
99Y
240 AA A1,709 lbs50 psi9/32"32 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8.4"9.8"754
245/40R20
99Y
240 AA A1,709 lbs50 psi9/32"32 lbs8-9.5"8.5"9.8"8.4"9.8"754
275/35R20
102Y
240 AA A1,874 lbs50 psi10/32"34 lbs9-11"9.5"10.9"9.2"27.6"758
275/35R20
102Y
240 AA A1,874 lbs50 psi10/32"32 lbs9-11"9.5"10.9"10.1"27.6"758

7 COMMENTS

  1. These tires are the least reliable of any tires that I have ever purchased. The original equipment set of tires lasted about 24,000 miles, but none of the replacement tires has provided even that much mileage. have had to work with Tire Rack’s warranty company, Sonsio, to replace on the order of eight to ten replacement tires when previously-purchased tires have developed un-repairable damage. I am extremely frustrated that Mercedes Benz opted to delete a spare tire and wheel combination from this car. Combining the absence of a spare tire with the lack of durability of these tires has meant that I have had to keep a spare front tire and a spare rear tire at my home so that I am still able to drive my car to and from work while waiting for the replacement tires to be delivered from Tire Rack’s warehouse in Nevada. Because the tire store that handles the mounting of all of the tires that I purchase from Tire Rack cannot mount non-run-flat tires on my car, I am stuck replacing these bad tires with more. I doubt that the problem is with the Goodyear brand, but rather it is with the nature of the run-flat design itself. Also, I don’t believe that Mercedes should be installing 20-inch run-flat tires on such a heavy vehicle as mine. The combination of the run-flat design with the 20-inch wheel size on a heavy vehicle contributes to these tires becoming un-repairable when simply hitting pot holes in LA streets. I do not drive rapidly even on our freeways yet these tires have to be replaced in less than the two years allowed by the Tire Rack warranty program. If it weren’t for the warranty program, I would probably not purchase any more of these Goodyear run-flat tires from you because of the inconvenience of having to wait several days for the replacement tires to arrive.

  2. Same as other reviews; developed a huge bubble in sidewall after a few thousand miles, making one tire worthless. Quality control is clearly not there with these, which is ridiculous considering the price point and supposed performance rating.

  3. These were the Original Equipment tires for my 2019 440i xDrive Gran Coupe, which has the Track Handling Package and 19″ wheel options (with staggered sizes, 225/40R19 front, 255/35R19 rear, but there was no way to enter two sizes for this review). The Goodyears were actually excellent overall. I replaced them with non-runflat Michelin Pilot Sport 4S’s for maximum performance, and also to avoid the expense of getting new ones (approx. $300 ea) if they failed, or when I turn in the car at the end of the lease. In the short period I used them, the Goodyears had excellent traction, ride and handling. The Michelins are only slightly more grippy, smooth, and quiet, for slightly less ($250 ea for both front & back). Of course, non-runflats could be more trouble. I decided not to get spare tires, only a BMW Mobility Kit (and I do have both AAA and BMW Roadside Assistance, included with my lease). In retrospect, it would have been even more economical to replace the summer tires with the all-season Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS. But those were not available at first, and I didn’t want to compromise even a smidgen on performance — the RE980AS is a W speed-rated tire vs. the (Y) speed rating of the summer Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 and Michelin PSS 4S. Other options I considered, in descending order: All-season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS-3+ non-RF $230, Michelin MXM4* RF $260; Pirelli Cinturato P7* non-RF $220Summer: Bridgestone S-001* RF $280, Michelin Pilot Super Sport* non-RF $220*BMW Star-certified. All-seasons would require 19″ non-staggered sizes.

  4. I’ve gone thru 3 of these tires in less than two years. These tires tend to develop bubbles on the side and they end up going flat shortly thereafter.These tires are ridiculously too expensive for this problem to keep happening.Unfortunately my car came with these tires as standard, so I had no choice at the time; big mistake– never again.

  5. The worst tire I’ve ever owned by a WIDE margin. These tires were brand new when I bought a CPO Mercedes S-Class. At 8500 miles the rear tires were so worn that they started coming apart. Let that sink in – you have to replace the tires (at around $400/apiece) more frequently than you change the oil!! On a positive note, on smooth roads the tire was very comfortable, smooth and quiet. However if you hit any bumps you’re at risk of a filling coming loose. Everyone who rode in the car couldn’t believe how jarring the ride was over moderate imperfections in the road.

  6. Tires on 2013 ATS 2.0L Performance. Have driven 1500 miles on these tires. I live in Maryland. Tires handle well in all driving conditions. Little to no chirp from standstill at full throttle. Tires are highly susceptible to impact damage from rough pavement, pot holes and even (manhole covers). Had a set on my 2005 Chevy Corvette with the same results. Based on road conditions in my region, I will be going with a less sensitive tire.

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