Excellent traction and braking on snow and ice.
Developed using a special mix, the tire's life is long-lasting. Its design also offers noticeably better performance on snow and ice.
The tire's sipe concept gives it stability and supports a direct distribution of force.
The tire's design enables high water absorption and drainage.
Secure grip in wet conditions is crucial for safe driving. Performance is graded into classes, A to G (although D and G are not currently used). The stopping distance between a class A tire and a class F tire can be as much as 18 metres.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with each subsequent class through to G increasing fuel consumption by between 0.42 and 0.56 mpg for a car which does 36 mpg.
This is the external noise made by the tire and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tires.