Thanks to the special construction of the traction sipes and the new designed snow grooves, traction is significantly raised resulting in superior handling comfort on snow covered roads.
The blocks of the rib are only separated through thin lateral grooves which form a stiff rib due to the forces while braking. This leads to shorter braking distance, especially for sporty driving in wintry conditions.
Wider and bigger blocks on the outside shoulder increase the contact area. This results in a larger footprint for maximum control and steering precision while cornering on dry wintry roads.
Due to its combination of innovative compound, profile and construction, the WinterContact™ TS 860 S efficiently reduces rolling resistance for higher fuel saving – without compromising on safety.
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.
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