Shorter braking distances and improved traction on snow
High aquaplaning safety and shorter braking distances on wet roads
Improved rolling resistance
Shorter braking distances and improved traction on snow.
The optimised tread pattern ensures better interlocking with the snow which automatically leads to shorter braking distances. Additionally the tread grooves and shoulder blocks enhance the compression of snow in the grooves. Therefore the grip increases and traction in the snow improves.
High aquaplaning safety and shorter braking distances on wet roads.
Through the wide grooves water displacement is optimised, which ensures high aquaplaning safety. Additionally, the 3D sipes support each other and lead to higher stability. As a result the braking distances are shortened on wet roads.
Improved rolling resistance.
The new silica compound reduces energy loss and improves the rolling resistance.
EU Tyre Label
EU tyre label
Tyres with high wet grip performance (A or B graded) have shorter braking distances on wet roads and are, therefore, safer in the rain. As with fuel efficiency, the D grade isn’t used and there are no plans to use G.
Tyres account for up to 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption so, if you want to get more miles per tank of fuel, you should choose tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating. You will also lower your CO2 emissions. It comes down to rolling resistance i.e. the energy lost when a tyre is moving. The lower the rolling resistance, the less energy is lost and the lower your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The difference between an A-rated tyre and a G-rated tyre could be as much as 6 litres per 625 miles.
This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tyres.