The new compound recipe based on environmental friendly rapeseed oil owns outstanding wet grip combined with excellent snow and ice properties.
The newly developed directional pattern design provides increased drainage and more grip in critical wet situations such as aquaplaning or slushplaning. Additionally the steering precision in extreme situations on icy, snowy, wet and dry roads has been improved.
Due to the interaction of high numbers of 3D Trapez Sipes with different thickness and effective snow edges, the transmission of forces has been improved. The benefit: impressive traction and braking performance on icy and snowy roads.
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.